Flute Choirs

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New members are welcome to join RAFA’s flute choirs as the fall semester begins. Details about the fall semester and any updated COVID policies will be posted on this page. In addition to having current RAFA membership, there is a $40 flute choir semester fee.

The COVID policy for most* RAFA flute choirs is as follows:

  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • If you have symptoms of illness of any kind, notify your flute choir director and do not attend rehearsal.
  • Your flute choir director may dismiss you from rehearsal if, in the director’s judgment, you appear to be unwell.
  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • 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.
  • This policy is subject to the COVID policies of our rehearsal venues.

* Note that the COVID policy for Flutastix is different from the RAFA policy, to comply with the Meredith College policy.


Durham Flute Choir

Multi-level in Durham

Because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19, 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.

Director:
Maureen Kelly (mkflute@silcom.com)

Rehearsals:
Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durham

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

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:

  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • If you have symptoms of illness of any kind, notify your flute choir director and do not attend rehearsal.
  • Your flute choir director may dismiss you from rehearsal if, in the director’s judgment, you appear to be unwell.
  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • 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.
  • This policy is subject to the COVID policies of our rehearsal venues.

Silver Winds

Multi-level in Raleigh/Cary

Silver Winds performing at Waltonwood Cary, Spring 2019

Director:
Mansi Shah (mkshah605@gmail.com)

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

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:

  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • If you have symptoms of illness of any kind, notify your flute choir director and do not attend rehearsal.
  • Your flute choir director may dismiss you from rehearsal if, in the director’s judgment, you appear to be unwell.
  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • 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.
  • This policy is subject to the COVID policies of our rehearsal venues.

Flutastix

Intermediate level in Raleigh

Rehearsals will begin on September 1.

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

Rehearsals:
6:00 – 7:15 p.m. on most Thursdays
Meredith College, Raleigh

Flutastix is a 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:
Contact co-directors Carla and Cortney to schedule an audition for the Fall session.

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.

COVID-19 guidelines:

Meredith College COVID policy: “Because vaccination is the surest way our community can return to more typical activities and interactions, Meredith College now requires all students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Approved medical or religious exemptions are allowed.)”

What this means for Flutastix: This policy applies to flute ensemble participants at Meredith College, plus we will continue additional safety measures, including a HEPA air cleaner at rehearsals, social distancing, wearing masks while not playing, and use of the #CampusClear app when entering the campus. Follow the current CDC guidelines if you have a COVID exposure, and do not attend rehearsal if you have any symptoms.


Silver Fantasy

Advanced level in Raleigh/Cary

Rehearsals will begin on September 11.

Silver Fantasy performing at Waltonwood in Cary, Spring 2019

Director:
Emma Morris (emorrisflutist@gmail.com)

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

Auditions:
The director will be assessing tone quality, rhythmic and technical accuracy, intonation, range of dynamics, clarity of articulation, and musical expression. Contact director Emma Morris 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:

  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • If you have symptoms of illness of any kind, notify your flute choir director and do not attend rehearsal.
  • Your flute choir director may dismiss you from rehearsal if, in the director’s judgment, you appear to be unwell.
  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • 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.
  • This policy is subject to the COVID policies of our rehearsal venues.

Flute Cocktail

Multi-level in Chapel Hill

Due to COVID restrictions, Flute Cocktail is currently at capacity and unable to accept new members.

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.

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

RAFA COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
  • If you have symptoms of illness of any kind, notify your flute choir director and do not attend rehearsal.
  • Your flute choir director may dismiss you from rehearsal if, in the director’s judgment, you appear to be unwell.
  • Wear a mask indoors when not playing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • 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.
  • This policy is subject to the COVID policies of our rehearsal venues.