Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the Wadsworth Public Library present Dr. Janet Becker in a holiday flute program on November 21, 2021, at 2 pm at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Winter holidays all invoke the power of light over darkness, most notably in the Winter Solstice celebrating the longest night, but also Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and Diwali. The use of light and candles in rituals is celebrated in stories, songs and music. The flute, as one of the world’s oldest instruments, has been used to invoke the light throughout history, and Janet Becker will provide a variety of flutes to demonstrate the variety of sounds the season can provide.
The program is free, but reservations are recommended by registering online here or calling 419-853-6016 .
About Janet Becker
Flutist Janet Becker is an active performer and recitalist on both modern flute and the Baroque traverso. An active member of the National Flute Association, Dr. Becker has performed and lectured at conventions in 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2018 and 2019. In 1997 she was a presenter at the first College Music Society International Conference in Vienna, Austria. Mu Phi Epsilon awarded Dr. Becker the prize for outstanding Doctoral Musicology project in 1994. She has performed with the Akron, Youngstown, Canton, and Ashland Symphonies, the Erie Philharmonic and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. In March 2018, Dr. Becker performed and lectured at the Kentucky Flute Festival. She currently teaches and directs the flute choir at the University of Mount Union and has taught at The University of Akron, Malone University, The Cleveland Institute of Music and The Cleveland Music School Settlement. She also teaches a large class of students at her own studio, The Greenwich Rd. Flute Studio in Norton, Ohio.
Dr. Becker received her musical training at The Cleveland Institute of Music, The University of Akron and Northwestern University.