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Heidi Alvarez

Heidi Alvarez


HEIDI ÁLVAREZ is Associate Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches flute, flute choir, and music theory.  She is the Treasurer and a board member for the Flute Society of Kentucky.  Additionally, she plays second flute in the Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green and is a mother of three. Dr. Álvarez, an avid supporter of new music, released compact disc recordings that feature commissioned flute chamber music: Flute Chamber Music by Michael Kallstrom; Volume One (CRC 2911) released in 2007 and Volume Two released in 2012, both on the Centaur Records Label; The Light Wraps You on the MSR Classics Label (MS 1217).  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.).  Her former flute teachers include Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, and Charles DeLaney.  Prior to her appointment in Bowling Green, Dr. Álvarez taught flute and numerous courses in music theory and musicology at California State University, Chico. heidi.alvarez@wku.edu

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