ATLANTA METRO YOUTH FLUTE CHOIR
This ensemble first began performing as the Atlanta Music Academy Flute Choir in the Fall of 1998. When the original Atlanta Music Academy building was sold in 2008 the choir moved to their new home at Chamblee First United Methodist Church and changed their name to the Atlanta Metro Youth Flute Choir in 2009.
The choir is open by audition to high school students (grades 9 through 12) and college students. The 2017-18 membership represents thirteen high schools in the Atlanta metro area. The choir rehearses once a week and presents an average of six performances during the school year. In addition to the C flute (concert flute), the range of the choir is expanded to five full octaves with the addition of the piccolo, alto flute and bass flute.
Special performances include the National Flute Association Convention held in Atlanta in 1999, the 2001 Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in Savannah, the 2002 Florida Flute Association Convention in Altamonte Springs, and a session concert at the 2003 GMEA Conference which was held in conjunction with the Music Educators’ National Conference (MENC) Southern Division in Savannah. They were especially honored to perform in a Flute Choir Showcase at the 2004 NFA Convention in Nashville, TN. Additional performances include the 2005 Florida Flute Association Convention in Daytona Beach, the 2006 and 2009 Florida Flute Association Convention in Altamonte Springs, the 2007 and 2012 Flute Festival Mid-South in Tuscaloosa, AL, the 2010 and 2013 Florida Flute Association Convention in Orlando and Florida State University in 2011. More recently they performed at the 2013 National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans, LA, the 2014 Flute Festival Mid-South in Murfreesboro, TN, The 2016 Flute Festival Mid-South in Nashville, TN, The 2018 Flute Festival Mid-South at Middle Tennessee University and the 2015 and 2017 Florida Flute Association Convention in Orlando.
Additional performances include the Divertimento Concert Series in Sautee; Calhoun Gordon Arts Council; International Foundation for Ewha Woman’s University; Korean-American Scholarship Foundation; Atlanta Korean Community’s Independence Day and New Year Celebrations; public and private functions at the Governor’s Mansion; Agnes Scott College; Emory University; University of Georgia; and several churches and shopping malls in the metro area.
In 2004 the AMAFC released their first CD, “Coming of Age,” (now sold out) which featured the best of their performances from 2002-04. Their second CD featuring highlights from recent years will be released in the near future!