SRU students, faculty to participate in national flute convention


May 3, 2019

Slippery Rock University students and faculty were selected to serve prominent roles in the National Flute Association's annual convention, Aug. 1-4, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Frances Orteza, a junior music education major from Sharon, and Samantha Kochis, a junior music education major from Cranberry Township, won two of the 24 spots on the NFA Collegiate Flute Ensemble and will perform at the convention.

Sydney Eastman, a junior dual major in mathematics and music performance from Centerville, was selected to present a talk at the convention titled "Hypermobility in the Fingers and Playing the Flute."

Cassandra Eisenreich, assistant professor of music, will serve as the conductor/clinician for the NFA High School Flute Ensemble, as chair of the Pedagogy Committee and will be leading multiple sessions at the convention.

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