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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 7, 2013

Northwest to host internationally known flutist Oct. 10-11

Northwest Missouri State University will host internationally known flutist Dr. Eldred Spell for a guest recital and master class.

Spell will play a guest recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Charles Johnson Theater with Dr. Charles Badami, pianist and instructor of music at Northwest. The performance will feature music from the Baroque era through the 20th century.

The recital is free and presented with Northwest Academic Initiative funding.

Additionally, Spell will lead a master class from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, with Northwest flute students Audrey Kubayko, Amanda Mather and Jess Stoehr. The class, which will take place in the Charles Johnson Theater, also is free and open to the public.

Spell also will visit Dr. Himadri Chakraborty’s Fundamentals of Classical Physics course to discuss musical acoustics and instrument design. The course is 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 11, in Garrett Strong Room 3520.

“It's a terrific residency, and we are very appreciative of the funding to do this,” said Dr. Rebecca Dunnell, associate professor of music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

Spell is professor of flute at Western Carolina University and was, for many years, principal flute of the Sewanee Summer Music Center. A popular recitalist and clinician, he has appeared throughout the United States, Canada and England.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Flute Association and the Performance Health Care Committee, and is an editorial adviser for "Flutist's Quarterly." Also trained as a flutemaker, Spell has studied the practical acoustics and tuning of the flute and has been a consultant to numerous flute companies.

For more information, contact Dunnell at 660.562.1791 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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