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Dr. Heidi Álvarez
Office: FAC 321
Dr. Heidi Álvarez is an associate professor of music at Western Kentucky University where she teaches flute, flute choir, and music theory. In addition, she plays second flute and piccolo in the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra and is active as a soloist, chamber musician, and flute clinician.
She has performed as Principal Flutist with the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Evansville Philharmonic. She is an active member of the National Flute Association and is on the board for the Society of Kentucky.
Prior to her appointment in Bowling Green, Dr. Álvarez held a similar appointment teaching flute and numerous courses in music theory and musicology at California State University, Chico.
While in Northern California, she performed regularly with the North State Symphony (Principal Flute), the Chico Early Music Ensemble (Baroque Flute), the Sacramento Early Music Consort (Baroque Flute) and on numerous faculty recitals at California State University, Chico. Throughout her career, she has been active as a flute soloist, chamber player, orchestral musician, clinician and adjudicator in Ohio, Florida, Texas, Washington, Nevada, California, Kentucky, Tennessee, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Dr. Álvarez holds degrees in flute performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and from the Florida State University (M.M. and D.M.), where she studied flute under the guidance of Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, and Charles DeLaney.