The High Winds Flute Choir, directed by Nan White, is made up of retired educators and serious amateurs hailing from coastal and inland towns from Yarmouth to Damariscotta. The present group, playing piccolo, concert, alto and bass flutes, came together for the joy of sharing and the opportunity to experience firsthand the exciting emerging repertoire of pieces being written or adapted for flute choir, from Baroque to contemporary. They have performed at libraries, retirement communities, and for civic organizations, and love sharing the history of their music and their instruments.
Nan White earned her B.A. in Music at Smith College with an emphasis on flute and conducting. She spent one semester as a special student with Rene LeRoy of the Paris Conservatory. Nan earned two M.Ed. Degrees and had a career in Special Education, returning to music fulltime after her retirement. She has conducted many vocal choirs over the years. High Winds is her first return to instrumental conducting.