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William Hebert

2000 Lifetime Achievement Award


William Hebert was the solo piccolo player of the Cleveland Orchestra for 41 years (1947-1988) and was previously a member of the New York Center Symphony, Opera, and Ballet. He has been featured as soloist in concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Akron Symphony, the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, and the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival. Mr. Hebert has taught at Kent State University, the Blossom Festival School, and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, where he was a member of the faculty woodwind quintet. His many students hold positions in orchestras and universities throughout the country. He studied at the Longy School in Cambridge with James Pappoutsakis and at the Julliard School with Arthur Lora. Flute Talk printed an extended interview with Mr. Hebert in 1988, and his picture was featured on the cover of that magazine. Mr. Hebert has also developed many unconventional and imaginative methods of fruit and vegetable farming which have been featured in articles on farming over the years.