About Us

Our History

RAFA, the Raleigh Area Flute Association, is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1985. In addition to our extensive family of teachers and students (and their families, too!), we have several flute choirs that perform throughout the Raleigh and greater Triangle area in North Carolina.

RAFA presents workshops, masterclasses, and competitions all year, but our favorite event is our annual Flute Fair, held in mid-November, where our members gather for presentations, guest artists, recitals, and flute-related vendors in an all-day event! We support activities through membership dues and contributions from individuals and businesses throughout North Carolina and nationwide. All gifts are tax deductible.

Our Mission

The mission of the Raleigh Area Flute Association is to

  • Promote flute playing in North Carolina
  • Promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the flute
  • Assist members in achieving musical excellence
  • Provide scholarships for worthy students

Our Statement of Ethics, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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RAFA Board of Directors (2022 – 2023 season)

Officers are nominated and voted on annually in May. Appointed positions are selected by the officers.

Officers (elected positions)

President: Amy Holt
Vice President: Catherine LeGrand
Treasurer: Irene Burke
Corresponding Secretary: Kathy Hancock
Recording Secretary: Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham
Members at Large (3-year rotating terms):
Pamela Nelson (’22-’25)
Mansi Shah (’21-24′)
Carla Copeland-Burns (’20-’23)

Appointed Positions

Artist Competition: Catherine LeGrand
Development Director and Public Relations Coordinator: Andrea Luke
Director of Virtual Events and Website Manager: Kyle Owen
Flute Choirs: Emma Morris
Masterclass Coordinator: Carla Copeland-Burns
Membership Chairperson: Amy Holt
Review and Contest: Kathy Hancock
Social Media: Lindsay Leach-Sparks
Solo and Ensemble Fest: Anne Dyke
Student Representative: Rhoda Yakowenko
Tune In Editor: Kilar Green Meyers
Website Design and Content: Kathy Hancock