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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Department of Music - Heidi Alvarez

Heidi Alvarez

Heidi Alvarez

Office:  FAC 321
Phone:  (270) 745-4696


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.

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