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Silver Winds

Fall 2017 Schedule / Map & Directions

2016-2017 Silver Winds: Jodi Long, Erica Long, Jill Farmer, Christina Taurence, Harper Putnam, Madison Willis, & Director Andrea Luke. Not pictured: Surasya Guduru.

The Silver Winds requires a minimum of two years’ playing experience, but no auditions are necessary.

This is the ideal choir for individuals who are new to the ensemble experience, as well as intermediate and advanced players who wish to play in a flute group but have limited time for rehearsals and individual practice.
No audition required!​

Andrea Luke, director: (919) 492-5489

This group rehearses from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on selected Sundays. Check the rehearsal and performance schedule for more details. Participation costs $40 per semester in addition to RAFA dues.

 


Silver Pipes

Fall 2017 Schedule / Map & Directions

2016-2017 Silver Pipes: Kilar Meyers, director Andrea Luke, Jeanne Blumberg, John Dolan, Christina Taurence, Susan van Dyke. Not pictured: Campbell Massengill, Janie Grischow.

Audition Requirements | Click to download audition packet

Auditions for the fall semester to be announced.

  1. Scale sheet: Chromatic scale should be slurred.  All other scales should be able to be played tongued or slurred.  (G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)
  2. Required Piece: Allegretto from Benjamin Godard’s Flute Suite. Available on IMSLP online.
  3. There will be a short sight reading piece at your audition as well.

Contact Andrea Luke (919) 492-5489

This group rehearses from 2:45-4:15 p.m. on selected Sundays. Check the rehearsal and performance schedule for more details. Participation costs $40 per semester in addition to RAFA dues.

 


Silver Fantasy

Fall 2017 Schedule ​ / Map & Directions

Silver Fantasy with Director Amy Holt
Top row left to right: Kyle Owen, Amanda Watkins, Wendy Burgbacher, Kat Cooper, Kyrese Washington, Lane Creech, Greg Perry, Sue Sager , Mary Croghan. Bottom row left to right: Amy Holt, Erin Spear, Janani Balaji, Emily Qiu, Karen Garbarino, Becky Millard, Kathy Hancock. Not pictured: Dana Harris, Barbara Mann, Max Goolsbey.

Contact Amy Holt, director: (919) 720-0531
Audition Requirements | Click to download audition packet

  1. Scale sheet:  Chromatic scale should be played slurred.  All other scales should be able to be played tongued or slurred.  (G, D, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)
  2. Required pieces:  Bouree Anglaise from Bach Partita in A Minor and Bizet Carmen Entr’acte (measures 3-23), with no accompaniment.
  3. There will also be a short sight-reading piece at your audition

The director will be assessing tone quality, rhythmic and technical accuracy, intonation, range of dynamics, clarity of articulation, and musical expression.
You must schedule an audition time in advance.

This group rehearses from 4:15-6:00 p.m. on Sundays, with one Sunday off per month. Check the rehearsal and performance schedule for more details. Participation costs $40 per semester in addition to RAFA dues.

 


Durham Flute Choir

Fall 2017 Schedule / Map & Directions

​Contact director Maureen Kelly at (919)-383-1282.

All ages welcome–students, adults, and seniors!

No audition required.

This ensemble will meet 2 Sundays each month, 3:00-4:30 pm. Participation costs $40 per semester, in addition to RAFA membership dues.

 


Flute Cocktail (Chapel Hill)

Contact director for directions and schedule.

Alma Coefman, director: (919) 619-9971

This is a beginner/intermediate flute choir. Based in Chapel Hill, this ensemble plays a cocktail’s variety of fun and colorful music, including pieces from South America. The ensemble sometimes expands its repertoire by incorporating additional instruments, such as cello and guitar.

Participation in this ensemble is $40, in addition to RAFA membership dues. Please contact director Alma Coefman for information about joining the ensemble.

 


The Second Winds

Performance Anxiety Support Group

 

Photo by Greg Perry Members Pictured: Annette Rogers, Susan Van Dyke, Sally Franz, Mary Croghan, Kittie Davenport, Judy Auld, Greg Perry.

Mary Croghan, coordinator:  (919) 835-4378
croghanm@gmail.com

The Second Winds group, made up of adult amateur flutists, began meeting some years ago for the purpose of providing one another with support and encouragement in managing and overcoming a shared focus: performance anxiety. Ranging in age from the late teens to the seventies and in flute-playing ability from beginning to advanced, Second Winds players meet every other month. The group does not function as a flute choir, but rather the players prepare solos or duets and play for each other.

Contact coordinator for directions, meeting dates, and more.