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The flute is the oldest instrument in the world. In fact, archeologists found flutes made of animal bone in a cave in Germany and discovered they were made 40,000 years ago! Today, flutes are made from a variety of different metals and woods, but most flutes look as if they’re made of silver. They have a wide range of tone colors. You hold the flute sideways with both hands so your fingers can open and close keys for different pitches. To produce sound, you blow across the hole in the headjoint, as you would blow across the top of a glass bottle.


Adam Kuenzel

Principal Flute, Eileen Bigelow Chair

Greg Milliren

Associate Principal Flute, Henrietta Rauenhorst Chair

Roma Duncan

Flute and Piccolo, Alene M. Grossman Chair