UAF offers a wide range of flute instruction and experiences for flutists of all levels and interests from music career-oriented students to those who wish to keep up their skills and enjoy playing as a music minor or non-degree student. Class and private lessons, as well as ensembles, are available through UAF. There are many playing opportunities on campus and in the greater Fairbanks community including the UAF Wind Symphony, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Fairbanks Flutists, light opera pit orchestras, churches, and summer festival groups. Weekly solo and small ensemble recitals are held in the Davis Concert Hall with its exceptional acoustics. Degrees are available in performance and education, and many flute graduates have gone to successful careers in both.
Flute Studio – Dorli McWayne
Dorli McWayne has been principal flutist of the Fairbanks Symphony and Arctic Chamber Orchestras since 1974 and a member of the UAF Music Department faculty since 1981. She has been very involved in the performing arts community in Fairbanks as the director of the Fairbanks Flutists, founded in 1981; and as a performer with the Aurora Chamber Players, the Northwind Trio, Chinook Winds, the Fairbanks Light Opera Theater, and the Western Opera Company. She served on the Fairbanks Youth Orchestras Council for 5 years, and participated in the formation of the Junior Orchestra.