2017 -18 Season Events

Recital/Masterclass with Erika Boysen

Sunday, September 24, 2017
2:00 – 5:00pm
Carswell Recital Hall, Meredith College (Raleigh)
Free for RAFA members; $15 general admission

Erika Boysen, Associate Professor of Flute at UNC-Greensboro, is known for her verve, energy, and innovation in teaching and playing. Her recital will be followed by a participatory class for all ages (bring your flute!).

2:00 – 3:00pm Concert by Erika Boysen, featuring works by Valerie Coleman, David Biedenbender, Timothy Hagen, and John Rutter.

3:00 – 5:00pm Interactive class in two parts – Bring your flute!

  • Part I: Free-Improv Workshop
    This is a workshop for those who ARE or ARE NOT comfortable playing without music. We begin with accompanying our favorite pop artists and eventually end with groups “composing” works for performance. During this session we will abolish preconceived notions of right vs. wrong and good vs. bad, and embrace spontaneity, freedom of expression and collaborative relationships through performance and discussion.
  • Part II: Vibrato: The Insider’s View
    What is vibrato? How and where does a flutist produce vibrato? Come get the insider’s view on vibrato production and how flutists manipulate amplitude and frequency. We will address how the perception of vibrato production has changed through history, understand the physiological differences between flutists’ and vocalists’ vibrato, and build awareness of areas of production in the body. The class will include interactive audience participation, as well as a mini-masterclass with an emphasis on vibrato.

33rd Annual Review & Contest

Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:30 – 5:30 pm
Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh


3rd Annual Artist Competition

Friday-Saturday, November 10-11, 2017
Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh


RAFA Flute Fair with guest Lorna McGhee

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00 am – 5:30pm
Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh

The day’s events include a class and concert by Scottish-born flutist Lorna McGhee (principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and professor at Carnegie Mellon University); exhibits of the latest flutes and accessories; recitals showcasing Review and Contest winners; participatory workshops; and the final round of the RAFA Artist Competition. Schedule coming soon!

This appearance of Altus Artist Lorna McGhee has been made possible, in part, through an Educational Grant from Altus Flutes. Lorna McGhee performs exclusively on Altus Flutes.


ricky lombardoFlute Choir Day with Clinician/Composer Ricky Lombardo

Sunday, March 18, 2018
1:00 – 6:00pm
​location TBA

Ricky Lombardo is a well-known and beloved music educator, flutist, composer/arranger, and publisher (Lombardo Music Publications). The afternoon will include coaching sessions for RAFA’s flute choirs, as well as an open mass flute choir rehearsal and performance of his composition “Renaissance for a New Millennium.”

14th Annual Solo & Ensemble Fest

April 2018
​1:00 – 5:00pm
date and location TBA


Members’ Recital

May 2018
​date and location TBA

Featuring RAFA members in solo, chamber, and choir performances. All RAFA members are welcome to perform; contact the event coordinator.


Download our Season Events Brochure to see all of the 2017-2018 events.