Members of the UNO Flute Studio and Heartland Flute Choir (HFC) participated in Nebraska’s inaugural state-wide flute choir festival on Saturday, September 8 at First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE. The event featured Coro di Flauti, Lincoln’s semi-professional flute choir, along with Omaha’s Heartland Flute Choir, both of whom were featured during the festival. The “Flute Salad” event drew a total of 60 flutists from across the state of Nebraska and western Iowa, including students from Wayne State College, UNK, UNO and UNL, as well as numerous high school students and adults from across the region. Melissa King (Wayne State and Coro di Flauti) and Dr. Christine Beard (UNO and Heartland Flute Choir) served as the guest conductors/clinicians for the day, which concluded with a public concert of music by Astor Piazzolla, Thomas Weelkes and Camille Saint-Saëns performed by the mass flute choir.
The Heartland Flute Choir is Nebraska’s oldest flute ensemble. Founded in 2003, the HFC has represented Nebraska at 3 National Flute Association Conventions, the international Midwest Band and Orchestral Clinic in Chicago, and at numerous state music conventions, as well as embarking on a European tour in 2012. For more information about the Heartland Flute Choir, visit https://www.facebook.com/heartlandflutes