Flutist Emily Butterfield to perform Thursday

February 20, 2014

Northwestern_State_University_of_LouisianaNATCHITOCHES – Flutist Dr. Emily Butterfield of the University of Central Oklahoma will perform at Northwestern State University Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The program will include works by Camille Saint Saens, Francis Poulenc, Ian Clarke and Albert Roussel.

Butterfield teaches applied flute, piccolo, flute choir, woodwind literature, pedagogy and chamber music. She performs in the faculty woodwind quintet Zephyr Winds and is principal flute in the Edmond Chamber Orchestra.

Butterfield has served on the faculties of Muskingum College, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Morehead State University and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She was a coach, performer and administrator for the Chamber Music Connection, Inc. and a founding member of Favorable Winds, a woodwind quintet based in Columbus, Ohio. As an orchestral musician, Butterfield has performed in the Southeast Ohio Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Columbus Bach Ensemble, Newark-Granville Symphony and the New Sousa Band. She has also taught band, strings, classroom music and choir at districts in San Diego, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Jenison, Mich.

Butterfield has performed guest artist recitals and master classes at universities and flute festivals in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin and has performed at national and regional music conventions including the National Flute Association, International Double Reed Society, College Music Society and the International Horn Society. She has served as an adjudicator for the National Flute Association (NFA), Oklahoma Flute Society, Central Ohio Flute Association, Upper Midwest Flute Association, MTNA, Madison Flute Festival and the San Diego City Schools.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Butterfield received a master of music degree from Florida State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University. In 2004, she won an NFA Convention Performer’s Certificate and in 2002, placed in the Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist Competition. In 2005, the NFA selected Butterfield’s D.M.A. document, The Professional Life and Pedagogy of Clement Barone, as a winner in its Doctoral and Dissertation Competition. Her writings appear in “Flute Talk” and “The Flutist’s Quarterly.”

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