Flute Choirs

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Durham Flute Choir

Multi-level in Durham

Director:
Maureen Kelly (mkflute@silcom.com)

Rehearsals:
Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durham

All ages are welcome–students, adults, and seniors.

Based on the current Delta variant data and its impact on evolving COVID-19 safety protocols as they pertain to indoor group rehearsals of flute players, Durham Flute Choir will remain on hiatus until further notice. We are watching the situation closely and hope to resume as soon as it is safe for everyone.

No audition is required for this ensemble.

Flute choir fee:
$40 in addition to RAFA membership dues. You can pay your flute choir fee online.


Silver Winds

Multi-level in Raleigh/Cary

Director:
Mansi Shah (mkshah605@gmail.com)

Rehearsals:
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on selected Sundays
Glenaire, Cary
Rehearsal schedule

Silver Winds performing at Waltonwood Cary, Spring 2019

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.

Note that a minimum of 5 participants must be enrolled in this ensemble.

No audition is required for this ensemble.​

Flute choir fee:
$40 in addition to RAFA membership dues. You can pay your flute choir fee online.

RAFA COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • Instruments will not be shared among flute choir members.
  • It is recommended that you self-quarantine for a week if you have been traveling.
  • Social distancing and masking requirements are subject to change according to the needs of our venues.

Flutastix

Intermediate level in Raleigh

Directors:
Carla Copeland-Burns (carlacopelandburns@hotmail.com)
Cortney Morley (cfmorley96@gmail.com)

Rehearsals:
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays
Meredith College, Raleigh

Flutastix is a new flute choir collaboration between Meredith College and RAFA, co-directed by Carla Copeland-Burns and Cortney Morley. In addition to RAFA members, Meredith College students are eligible to participate in this ensemble. Meredith College students should register for the Flute Ensemble course or through the Community School of Music at Meredith.

Auditions:
Auditions will be on Thursday, August 19, 2021, either in person or by video submission. Contact co-directors Carla and Cortney to schedule an audition.

Audition requirements:

  1. Scales:
    1. Chromatic scale, slurred.
    2. Two-octave major scales: D, G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab; all scales should be able to be played tongued or slurred.
  2. Required piece: Gaubert Madrigal.
  3. Short sight-reading piece.

Flute choir fee:
$40 (all participants) in addition to RAFA membership dues (RAFA members only). Contact co-directors Carla and Cortney for more details. You can pay your flute choir fee online.

RAFA COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • Instruments will not be shared among flute choir members.
  • It is recommended that you self-quarantine for a week if you have been traveling.
  • Social distancing and masking requirements are subject to change according to the needs of our venues.

Silver Fantasy

Advanced level in Raleigh/Cary

Director:
Christine Arant (christinearant@gmail.com)

Rehearsals:
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays, with one Sunday off per month
Glenaire, Cary
Rehearsal schedule

Silver Fantasy performing at Waltonwood in Cary, Spring 2019

Auditions:
The director will be assessing tone quality, rhythmic and technical accuracy, intonation, range of dynamics, clarity of articulation, and musical expression. Contact director Christine Arant to schedule an audition.

Audition requirements:

  1. Scales:
    1. Chromatic scale, two octaves, slurred.
    2. Major scales: C major, three octaves; G, D, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, two octaves; all scales should be able to be played tongued or slurred.
  2. Required pieces:
    1. Bouree Anglaise from Bach Partita in A Minor.
    2. Bizet Entr’acte from Carmen, measures 3-23, with no accompaniment.
  3. Short sight-reading piece.

Flute choir fee:
$40 in addition to RAFA membership dues. You can pay your flute choir fee online.

RAFA COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • Instruments will not be shared among flute choir members.
  • It is recommended that you self-quarantine for a week if you have been traveling.
  • Social distancing and masking requirements are subject to change according to the needs of our venues.

Flute Cocktail

Multi-level in Chapel Hill

Director:
Alma Coefman (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.

Contact director Alma Coefman for information about joining this ensemble.

Flute choir fee:
$40 in addition to RAFA membership dues. You can pay your flute choir fee online.

RAFA COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • Instruments will not be shared among flute choir members.
  • It is recommended that you self-quarantine for a week if you have been traveling.
  • Social distancing and masking requirements are subject to change according to the needs of our venues.