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     Watts, Dr. Valerie

    She is a flautist, piccolo player and teacher born in New York who studied at the Northwestern University School of Music and the Eastman School of Music.  She was a fellow of the Bach Aria Institute and the Stony Brook Festival and in 1993 she became a finalist at the Festivales Internacionales de Flautistas Enterprises. 


    She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with orchestras and ensembles that include the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet, the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach Camerata, Eastman-Dryden Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra where she holds the position of Principal Flute. 


    Appearing on several recordings she can be heard on A Christmas Delight with the Oklahoma Woodwind Quartet amongst others. 


    She is a founder of Oklahoma Flute Society and was the Chairman of the 1999 Oklahoma Flute Society Flute Solo and Ensemble Festival. 


    As a teacher she is currently Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Oklahoma and also regularly gives master classes in other states as well as private tuition. 


    Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet recordings

    Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes)

    Integra IMCD 801 (CD: A Christmas Delight)



    1. http://www.ou.edu/flutes/Watts_Bio.htm
    2. http://music.ou.edu/inline/Faculty/Woodwinds/watts.html
    3. http://www.nmsu.edu/~music/community/FluteFusion/Schedule.html
    4. http://www.news-star.com/stories/092699/art_recital.shtml
















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