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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Our Officers

President: Rosene Rohrer*
Vice-President: Catherine LeGrand*
Treasurer: Irene Burke*
Corresponding Secretary: Kathy Hancock*
Recording Secretary: Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham*
Carla Copeland-Burns* (’17-’20)
Amanda Hoke* (’20-’23)
Pam Nelson* (’19-’22)

Our Appointed Positions

Masterclass Coordinator: Susan Fritts
Publicity (Social Media): Lindsay Leach-Sparks
Membership Chairperson: Rosene Rohrer
Student Representative:  Brennan Robbins
Second Winds: Becky Millard
Review & Contest: Kathy Hancock
Solo/Ensemble Fest: Anne Dyke
Artist Competition: Catherine LeGrand
Flute Choirs: TBD
Tune In Newsletter: Kyle Owen
Website Manager: Andrea McKerlie Luke
Website Design & Development: Amanda Hoke
Development Director and Public Relations: Daryl Kessler

Appointed positions are selected by the executive board officers.
The executive board officers are nominated and voted upon annually at the Members’ Recital in May

*Because Members’ Recital was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 slate of officers will be officially determined through online voting in August. Renew your membership to be eligible to vote, and look for voting information in TuneIn.