Thursday, September 1, 2011

MCA offers tuition-free flute choir to students/faculty/staff

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts announces a new flute choir, tuition-free to SMU students, faculty, and staff for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The flute choir is open to all community flutists from ages 16 to adult. All ability levels are welcome. The choir will rehearse on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in MCA’s ValĂ©ncia Arts Center Recital Hall, 1164 West 10th St.

Throughout the semester, the choir will rehearse and perform a variety of music from serious recital pieces to fun, seasonal favorites. Performances will include the annual MCA Winter Music Division Concert on December 5, as well as other community events.

Registration for the Flute Choir will be accepted at the MCA registration open house, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Interested flutists may also register online at

The MCA Flute Choir is directed by Amanda Moburg. Moburg has extensive experience teaching band and orchestra in the public school system, as well as private flute lessons. In addition to teaching and adjudicating, she has many years of performing experience as a freelance musician in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Some of her most notable performances were at the Washington Flute Society's annual conference and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has held positions as a flutist with the Annapolis Wind Symphony, Columbia Concert Band, and, most recently, the Winona Municipal Band and Saint Mary’s Concert Band.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. This activity is also made possible in part by a grant from the Young Singer’s Foundation.

For more information, visit, e-mail or call (507) 453-5500.