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TWU Flute Choir to perform at National Flute Association Convention


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Flute Choir will perform a showcase concert at the 39th National Flute Association (NFA) annual convention, scheduled Aug. 11-14 in Charlotte, N.C. Additional TWU highlights include graduate student Cassy Hewett performing in the Professional Flute Choir and a “Music of the Americas” performance featuring Dr. Pamela Youngblood, professor of music and chair of the department of music and drama, and TWU pianist Gabriel Bita.

Twenty students from the TWU and Brookhaven College flute choirs – both of which are directed by Dr. Youngblood – will perform Friday, Aug. 12, in the Charlotte Convention Center.

This is the second national convention performance in three years for the combined TWU/Brookhaven flute choirs. The group performed at the New York City convention in 2009.

Prior to the flute choir performance, Dr. Youngblood and Mr. Bita will be featured in a “Music of the Americas” concert in the convention center ballroom. They will perform Bruce Stark’s “American Suite.”

Cassy Hewett, a TWU master’s student in flute pedagogy, will perform in several concerts with the NFA’s Professional Flute Choir, including a featured concert Sunday, Aug. 14. Competition for the choir is open to professional flutists and flute teachers. Ms. Hewett, of Russellville, Ark., is a graduate assistant in the TWU music department.

This is the second consecutive year in which Ms. Hewett has been selected for the Professional Flute Choir.

The National Flute Association is the largest flute organization in the world, with approximately 6,000 members from more than 50 countries. For more information, visit

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Karen Garcia
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