Faculty flute recital at Doudna

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

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Rebecca Johnson will be showcasing her 26 years of flute experience Sunday for the faculty flute recital.

Johnson will perform prepared solo pieces she has put together in preparation for a series of concerts she planned to perform for other universities as part of a traveling show this fall.

She made the final decisions of what will go in her performance collection over the past summer.

“The pieces are mostly modern flute pieces,” Johnson said. “I will introduce each piece from the stage to help attendees understand the music more effectively.”

The pieces were written in the 20th century and are meant to be performed solely on flute.

Johnson has taught at Eastern since 2007 and is currently on the National Flute Association as the secretary of the board.

She was also a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar for 2002–03. During that time, she studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and had the chance to learn under flutist Peter Lloyd.

Johnson said that she has been playing the flute since 1990 and started out playing the piano.

“My mother is an organist and piano teacher, and I started the piano as my first instrument when I was 4,” Johnson said. “I decided to study music in college and graduate school because I knew it’s what I needed to do.”

The recital will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Angelica Cataldo can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].