SRU students selected for national flute competition


May 3, 2018

Four Slippery Rock University students from the SRU Flute Studio ensemble won spots in the National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition at the NFA's annual convention Aug. 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.

Sydney Eastman, a senior dual major in secondary education/foundations education and music performance from Centerville; Nikki Kammer, a sophomore music performance major from Freedom; Jordan Lilly, a freshman music education major from Sterling, Virginia; and Frances Ann Orteza, a freshman music education major from Sharon, will compete and perform world-premiere compositions as a group among 20 other finalists.

Samantha Kochis, a sophomore music education major from Cranberry Township; and Kellie DeLorenzo, a sophomore music education major from Wampum, were selected as alternates.

Cassandra Eisenreich, SRU instructor of music, will accompany the students and will compete in the Professional Flute Choir Competition.

The NFA is the largest flute organization in the world with more than 5,000 members from more than 50 countries.