Welcome to the website of the Mountains of Asheville Flute Ensemble. We are a group of flutists who enjoy performing in western North Carolina. The flute ensemble was founded in 2004 and is directed by flutist Nancy Shinn (www.flutestar.com). We have since performed at many venues, including churches, Masonic temple, retirement communities and as the opening act to the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
Among us we play piccolo, C flute, Eb flute, alto, bass and contrabass flute . We play arrangements of light classics, music written especially for flute choir, Celtic tunes, hymns, jazz arrangements, and holiday favorites. We tailor our concerts to our venue and audience; we like playing music that is familiar to the average concert goer.
Membership in the ensemble is by audition. At present our members include:
Nancy Shinn, Diane Amos, Sarah Cifani, Debra Callis, Leonard Lopatin, Tiffany Lamb and Janet Reinholz.
We performed this spring (in March 2010) at Montreat College in the Friends of Music program. This concert was both classical and celtic music.
We will perform in Biltmore House on May 15th (see photo below) . This will be mainly classical music. Come join us at Biltmore during their Festival of Flowers.
For more information either about joining or to inquire about having us perform at your business, function or community, email me, Nancy Shinn, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone me at 828-712-9038. Our concerts are informal and fun events and we enjoy performing music that people know and love. Come and join us for a new adventure in music.
Nancy, Sarah, Lenny, Debbie and Tiffany at Montreat College, Spring 2010