August 2011 Convention
Charlotte, NC

High School Flute Choir: A Four-Year Participant

My flute teacher had me audition for the flute choir as a freshman. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to find out. I really enjoyed meeting students from across the country who had the same passion for playing the flute as I did. I loved having the opportunity to play the bigger flutes. My favorite is the bass. I loved the environment the flute choir had. We weren’t competing against each other. We were all there to have fun and play amazing repertoire. I couldn’t wait to come back and play the next year! Thankfully, I had the opportunity to play in the flute choir for four years. Now that I am in college, I plan to audition for the collegiate flute choir in hopes of continuing to perform in extraordinary flute choirs.

—Courtney Harkins