SRU Good News for Sept. 16, 2009
SRU's Steele takes committee chair with National Flute Association
Stacey Steele, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of music, has been named chair of the National Flute Association's pedagogy committee as a result of her work with the association's National Flute Convention.
The overall organization has more than 6,000 members worldwide. The most recent convention, in which Steele was actively involved, drew more than 4,600 flutists from around the world to New York City. Her work at the convention included a session sponsored by the pedagogy committee titled "Top Twelve Teaching Tips."
"When someone hears there is a National Flute Convention, the reaction is sometimes one of surprise," Steele said. The committee is busy throughout the year not only planning events for the next year's convention, but working simultaneously on projects involving new pedagogical publications for the NFA, she said.
The committee's current project involves collecting pedagogical essays from well-known flute teachers and performers worldwide for publication in the second volume of the NFA Pedagogy Anthology.
Two SRU flute students, Emily Rudovsky, a senior music education and performance major from Carmichaels, and Amanda Paulsen, a sophomore music education major from Butler, attended the convention. Rudovsky performed a solo work for a sampler concert of works taken from a newly published graded guide for use by teachers and flutists.
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