The first Heidelberg Faculty Artist program for the year takes place at a more unusual time: Tuesday, October 20, at 8:15, in the Ohl Concert Hall. Please join us to hear Heidelberg flute specialist Lori Akins in a program of music for flute.......and piccolo! Also on the program is collaborative pianist Tim Bower.
The program will feature works by composers that may not be familiar to general audiences but have written significant works for the instruments above, including Ken Benshoof, Carol Reinecke, hamilton Harty, Pierre Camus and Edwin York Bowen. Come to hear some new voices!
Lori Akins teaches flute and directs the Flute Choir at Heidelberg. She is also on the faculties at Cedarville and Wittenberg universities. In addition, Ms. Akins is a recitalist on the faculty performing artist series at each institution. She is principal flutist with the Springfield Symphony, and flutist and piccoloist with the Columbus Symphony and the Ohio Valley Symphony. Ms. Akins performs with the Heidelberg Faculty Woodwind Quintet, the Springfield Symphony Woodwind Quartet and Quintet and various other chamber ensembles.
Ms. Akins is a frequent recitalist, chamber musician and free-lance flutist. She has presented and performed at National Flute Association conventions. She is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician and also maintains a private flute studio. Ms. Akins received her master’s degree in flute performance and her bachelor’s degree in music education from The Ohio State University. She is past president of the Central Ohio Flute Association and was for many years chairman of their Young Artist Flute Competition. Ms. Akins has served as secretary and general competitions coordinator for the National Flute Association.