Dr. Angela Kinney McBrearty was appointed instructor of flute at Houghton College in 2008. Dr. McBrearty also teaches private flute instruction at 171 Cedar Arts center in Corning, NY, where she holds a large flute studio. Through 171 Dr. McBrearty began the Crystal City Flute Choir. Prospective students can peruse the web site corningflutestudio.com to find out more information on private flute or voice instruction and about the Crystal City Flute choir.
Prior to joining the faculty at Houghton College, Dr. McBrearty was assistant professor of flute and music education at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. In this position she served as supervisor of student teachers as well as taught classes in instrumental music education, flute choir, and curriculum development to graduate students. While at Mansfield, Dr. McBrearty began the Flutissimo flute event for high school students. This event was a masterclass and flute choir performance by all attending. This annual event grew to over 100 students in attendance that performed with the Mansfield University Flute Choir.
Dr. McBrearty received her DMA in music education and flute performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Her dissertation addressed flute pedagogy as it pertains to the beginner flute. Previously, she earned her Master in Music from Binghamton University and an undergraduate degree in music education from Houghton College. Flute teachers have included Bonita Boyd, Anne Harrow, Georgetta Maiolo, and Lois Wilt. She has also performed for Thomas Nyfenger.
As a performer, Dr. McBrearty served as principal flute with the Williamsport Symphony orchestra and has performed with the Orchestra of the Southern Fingerlakes. She also founded the flute duo Flutissimo and the flute quartet, Flute Cocktail. The two groups perform all over the central New York area. Performances have included the Schyler County Concert Series, Fine Arts series in Corning, and the Evenings at Trinity concert series in Elmira, NY.
Dr. McBrearty has given workshops on flute technique and instrumental education at music education conferences in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Clinics have included the music learning theory, teaching improvisation in high school baroque flute solos and as well as beginner flute technique and building a flute choir in the high school. She also presented at the National Flute Association conference in Dallas Texas presenting on flute technique through the use of etudes. Articles published have appeared in Flute Talk and PMEA News.
Married with four small children, Dr. McBrearty still considers raising the family as top priority and homeschools those of school age.
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