Join us on campus Feb. 25 with guest artist Dr. Emily Butterfield for a day celebrating all things flute! All events are free and open to the public, and all participants are invited to bring their flute and/or piccolo to join in on the fun. Pre-registration is not required, simply arrive on campus and experience all that the day has to offer. Events will take place in Hvidsten Hall of Music on Concordia's campus.


Registration 9:30-10 a.m.
Warm-up Session with Guest Artist (bring your flute!) 10-10:30 a.m.
Masterclass 10:30-12 p.m.
Lunch (on your own) 12-12:45 p.m.
Piccolo Workshop (special focus on Stars & Stripes! Bring your piccolo; earplugs and music will be provided). 12:45-1:30 p.m. 
Flute Choir Reading Session (Bring your flute, music will be supplied). 1:45-2:30 p.m.
Final Concert (Featuring Flute Day Flute Choir along with guest artist Emily Butterfield & Professor Deb Harris, joined by Professor Rachel Horan, piano, and Professor Russ Peterson, bassoon) 3-4 p.m.


Dr. Emily Butterfield, guest artist

Emily J. Butterfield, D.M.A, is professor of flute and head of the winds and percussion division in the UCO School of Music. She performs in the Enid Symphony Orchestra and in the flute and horn duo called “Heavy Metal.” In August 2022, the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design recognized Butterfield for her excellence in teaching with the presentation of the Vanderford Distinguished Teacher Award.

Butterfield has previously taught at Muskingum College, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Morehead State University, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She was also a coach, performer and administrator for Chamber Music Connection, Inc. in Columbus, OH, and a founding member of Favorable Winds, a professional woodwind quintet based in Columbus, OH. As an orchestral musician, Butterfield has performed in the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Ohio Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Columbus Bach Ensemble, Newark-Granville Symphony, Lansing (MI) Symphony, and the New Sousa Band. She also taught K-12 band, strings, classroom music and vocal music at school districts in Michigan, California, and Minnesota.

Butterfield has appeared as a guest artist for various universities and flute festivals and has also performed at several national music conventions including those hosted by the National Flute Association, International Double Reed Society, College Music Society, and the International Horn Society. She has served as an adjudicator for the National Flute Association (NFA), Oklahoma Flute Society, Central Ohio Flute Association, Upper Midwest Flute Association, MTNA and the Madison, Wisconsin Flute Festival. Butterfield, who is currently a Board Delegate, has served on the board of the Oklahoma Flute Society in various capacities, including most recently as the Competition Chair for Flute Fair. She was a member of the 2013 NFA Young Artist Competition Repertoire Committee and is a past president of UCO’s Pi Kappa Lambda chapter.

In competition, she placed third in the 2002 Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist Competition, won a 2004 NFA Convention Performer's Certificate, and in 2005, the NFA selected her D.M.A. document, "The Professional Life and Pedagogy of Clement Barone," as a winner in its Doctoral and Dissertation Competition. Her writings have also appeared in "Flute Talk" and "The Flutist's Quarterly."

Butterfield received a Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education from Michigan State University, a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Florida State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance from Ohio State University. Her teachers include Katherine Borst Jones, William Bennett, Charles DeLaney, Clement Barone, and Jack Wellbaum.


Debora J. Harris

Associate Professor, Flute Music