Flute Choir to perform Nov. 4

October 24, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Flute Choir will perform a free recital including duets and full flute ensemble pieces at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Esber Recital Hall. The choir is directed by faculty professor Naomi Seidman

This concert is also available through livestreaming video at CW Studios.


Scherzo (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream) -- Felix Mendelssohn (Cynthia Vong and Ammi Lopez, flutes)

Pathways -- Efraín Amaya (Laura Clapper and Kelly Myers, flutes)

Jeux d’enfants -- Georges Bizet, arr. Trevor Wye

    La Toupie
    La Poupée – Berceuse
    Trompette et tambour – March
    Le bal galop

Musette et Tambourin for Flute Choir -- Lucien Niverd, arr. Jeffery Zook

Within … -- Ian Clarke

The Penn State Flute Choir presents a unique opportunity for students to learn basic to advanced chamber music skills. The ensemble is open to majors, minors and non-majors alike, and enrollment is by audition with the instructor. It rehearses weekly and offers one concert each semester.

The choir's repertoire ranges from original works to transcriptions of classical standards. The students perform with and without a conductor, and spend time working on cues, blend, intonation, musicality, playing solos and accompaniments, and working with others in a fun and challenging environment. Students are also encouraged to become acquainted with the auxiliary instruments of the flute family.

In summer 2013, the Flute Choir was invited to perform at the National Flute Association convention in New Orleans. During their performance, they premiered a new work titled Flauto Zydeco by Penn State faculty member Mark Ballora.

  • 2013 Penn State Flute Choir

    2013 Penn State Flute Choir with professor Naomi Seidman

    IMAGE: Jana Bontrager
Last Updated October 25, 2013