Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its Wadsworth Public Library concert series with Flutist Janet Becker. Everyone knows what a flute is. Your niece played it in the sixth-grade band, you watched Will Ferrell play it badly in Anchorman and when you go to yoga or get a massage it’s playing calmly in the background. All that is true, but there’s much more to it than that. This program will explore all the facets of the modern flute today, and the many shapes and sizes that the instrument can take.
Dr. Becker will provide a brief look at history by demonstrating Renaissance and Baroque flutes, leading you up to the present day with pieces for modern concert flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and contra-bass flute. From old to new and small to huge, this program will leave you surprised by what you didn’t know about one of the first instruments created, the flute.
The concert is free, but reservations are recommended by registering online at www.ormaco.org or calling 330-722-2541.
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 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.