KELLY VIA received the Bachelor of Music from Drake University and the Master of Music from East Carolina University.
Kelly is the piccoloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and Macon Symphony Orchestra. For many years he was principal flutist of the former Atlanta Pops Orchestra. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Augusta Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Metro Opera orchestras. He has appeared as soloist with the Albany Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Macon Symphony and Columbus Symphony orchestras.
A flute choir enthusiast and arranger, Kelly has been selected to perform with the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir each year since 2000. His arrangements and compositions for flute choir are available through Nourse Wind Publications. One of his arrangements was named a winner in the NFA 2002 Newly Published Music Competition and another was a finalist in 2004. Most recently he was appointed to serve as Flute Choir Coordinator for the NFA from 2007 to 2012 and he conducted the NFA National High School Flute Choir in 2008. He has served as guest conductor for flute choirs in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia.
Kelly teaches flute at Mercer University, Agnes Scott College, Carere Music and the Atlanta Music Academy. He also directs the Mercer University, Agnes Scott College and Atlanta Metro Youth flute choirs.