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Flute Choir to play at National Convention

May 23, 2012

Flute Choir Director Michelle Stanley, Ph.D., and her students will perform at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, on August 9 and 10 as part of the National Flute Association's annual convention.

Caesars Palace, where the Colorado State University Flute Choir will perform at the annual convention of the National Flute Association.Thursday, August 9
Las Vegas, Nevada
Caesars Place

The Colorado State University Flute Choir will take their playing to a national stage with an invitation to perform at the 40th Annual National Flute Association Convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 9–12, 2012.

Select field of performers

Nineteen groups from around the country were selected to perform at the four-day convention, which is the national and international landmark event for the flute world.

The convention features more than 3,000 flutists, composers, flute scholars, flute makers, music publishers, and flute enthusiasts, gathering to present and attend performances, masterclasses and lectures.

Students and director to perform

  • Flute ensemble of twelve students performs Thursday, August 9
  • Flute choir director Michelle Stanley, Ph.D., performs solo recital Friday, August 1

The convention committee, comprised of a jury of flute choir specialists, selected the featured ensembles through a review of submitted recordings.

"We were told that the competition was fierce this year as there were many submissions," said CSU Flute Choir Director Michelle Stanley, Ph.D.

"To have my studio selected to perform is a great honor and a tribute to the students' commitment to hard work and excellence. I'm thrilled to be able to show the national flute community what we are doing at Colorado State."Michelle Stanley, Ph.D., will lecture and give a solo recital at the National Flute Association's convention.

Stanley will present a lecture on movement and breathing during practice on Aug. 9, and will also give a solo recital on Friday, Aug. 10.

National Flute Association

According to the organizations website, "the National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world.

Approximately 6,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality.

Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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