Penn Flutes

Penn Flutes

One of the largest active flute choirs in the United States, Penn Flutes is open to flutists if virtually all levels: undergraduate, graduate, faculty, staff and community members are welcome. Performances take place both on campus and around the region alongside our community partners. Repertoire spans a variety of genres from the Renaissance through Modern eras, and select members may be offered the opportunity to perform on piccolo as well as bass and alto flutes.

Upcoming Events



Music in the Stacks: Fresh Flute Weekend, part one

Mar 20, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Penn Flutists perform duos and quartets in the Van Pelt Library's main lobby. This program will feature a new piece called Traveling for alto and C flute, and then a quartet by Casterede called Flutes en Vacation.



Music in the Stacks: Fresh Flute Weekend, part two

Mar 22, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Penn Flutes (in full force) perform in Van Pelt Library's main lobby. This program will feature Irish tunes. A post-spring break treat!   This event is free and open to the public.   ABOUT



Penn Flutes: Traveling Around the World, Persay

Apr 4, 2020 at -

Penn Flutes ensemble under the direction of Michele Kelly perform at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St, Philadelphia.   PROGRAM



Penn Flutes: Traveling Around the World, Persay

Apr 5, 2020 at - | Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

The Department of Music is pleased to present the Penn Flutes ensemble under the direction of Michele Kelly.   PROGRAM



Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes, Library Choir

Apr 17, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Back by popular demand, this intimate group of flutists is known as the "Library Choir." They will perform in the Van Pelt Library's main lobby.   This event is free and open to the public.  

Director's Bio

Michele Kelly (Stouffer College House) is the flutist with Relâche, a respected ensemble for "downtown" new music. The group performs over thirty concerts annually, and presents in excess of six world premiere commissioned works each season. She has worked directly with many of today's most innovative composers in the creation of new works, including Guy Klucevsek, Leroy Jenkins, and Mark Hagerty. The New York-born, Houston-raised flutist is highly regarded as a clinician, ensemble coach, and studio teacher. In addition to her participation in the college house music program, Michele also continues her series of workshops, master classes, and recitals involving her own teaching studio. She received her M.Mus. from the University of Michigan, where she also earned a unique post-Master's Specialist degree in chamber music performance. Her teachers include Keith Bryan and composer/theorist/flutist Cynthia Folio. The daughter of noted abstract expressionist painter James Groff lives with her family in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.