This page was last updated: November 22, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ABOUT
 
SCHEDULE
 
PRESS
 
REPERTOIRE
 
SOUND FILES
 
MEMBERS
 
PHOTOS
 
UNO FLUTE STUDIO
 
DR. CHRISTINE BEARD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The HCFC is a proud member of the National Flute Association
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The HCFC thanks our generous sponsors:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Copyright © 2011 The Heartland Community Flute Choir.
The
  HEARTLAND COMMUNITY FLUTE CHOIR
2012-2013: Season 10
ABOUT
Now celebrating it's 10th season, the Heartland Community Flute Choir (HCFC) was founded in 2003 by UNO Professor of Flute, Dr. Christine Beard. A non-auditioned ensemble boasting over 40 adult and student members from Nebraska and western Iowa, the HCFC plays on C flutes, piccolos, alto and bass flutes, and performs a variety of literature consisting of original works for flute choir and arrangements of classical masterpieces, as well as traditional and popular tunes.
 
Since its inception, the HCFC has captivated audiences across the state with its enchanting sonorities and diverse repertoire which has included four world premiere performances of new arrangements and new commissions for flute choir, including a 25-minute suite of Ozark folk tunes by Nebraska composer, Kenton Bales. In addition to giving an average of four local concerts in and around Omaha each year, the HCFC was selected to perform at the 2009 International Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL; 2008 National Flute Association Convention held in Kansas City, MO; the 2008 BEMIS Creativity Festival in Omaha; the 2006 North Central Division MENC Conference; the 2006 ARTSaha! festival in Omaha; and the 2004 and 2009 Nebraska Music Educators Association Convention. In 2011 the HCFC embarked on a European tour to The Netherlands, Belgium and France, and they will release their debut CD for the HCFC's 10th anniversary CD in 2012-2013.

The HCFC is available to perform at for a variety of social, professional, educational, and private events, and the size of the ensemble can be customized to fit your needs. Monetary donations help the ensemble purchase music, instruments, and equipment; help with travel expenses for concert tours; and/or to commission new music for flute choir from living composers.

Rehearsals will take place 6:00-7:30pm on Tuesday evenings in the Strauss Performing Arts Center (PAC 109) on the UNO campus. Membership is open to adult amateur and professional flutists, as well as college and high school students (No beginners please!). College credit is available through UNO. No audition is required and new members are welcome at any time! Annual membership dues are $20 which includes an official HCFC polo shirt.

HCFC SCHEDULE
 
FALL 2012
Aug. 21  - REHEARSAL
Aug. 28  - REHEARSAL
Sept. 04 - REHEARSAL (we're staying at UNO!!!) :-)
  Sept. 11  - REHEARSAL
  Sept. 18 - REHEARSAL
  Sept. 25 - REHEARSAL
  Oct. 2 - REHEARSAL
  Oct. 9 - REHEARSAL
  Oct. 16 - REHEARSAL
  Oct. 21 - CONCERT in Sioux City for Sioux City Chamber Music Society 3:00pm
  Oct. 23 - REHEARSAL
  Oct. 30 - REHEARSAL
  Nov. 06 - REHEARSAL
  Nov. 13 - REHEARSAL
  Nov. 16 - CONCERT at NMEA in Lincoln (UNL) 10:30am
  Nov. 20 - REHEARSAL
  Nov. 27 - REHEARSAL
  Dec. 04 - REHEARSAL
TBA - HOLIDAY CONCERT #1 at the Durham Museum 6:00pm
TBA - HOLIDAY CONCERT #2 at the Lauritzen Botanical Gardens 3:30pm
             (100 Bancroft St., Omaha)


PRESS
2009
Photo (Below): Dr. Beard and HCFC member Bethany McAcy traveled to Hastings and Grand Island, NE to be interviewed by NTV, KHAS TV, KRGI radio and the Grand Island Independent (newspaper) for their upcoming concert in Grand Island on May 2, 2009. Click to view PART 1 of the interview, or PART 2.

HCFC SOUND & VIDEO FILES
For additional sound files, videos, photos and more, visit the HCFC on MySpace or on YouTube

Louis Jendras: "Classical Rag"
published by Southern Music Co. (www.southernmusic.com)
feautring Lisa Line and Catherine Bone, piccolos
(Live performance October 2007)

Johann Strauss: "Chit-Chat (Tritsch-Tratsch) Polka" (arr. Holcombe)
(Live performance October 2007)

Ann Cameron Pearce: "Serendipity"
(Live performance October 2007)
CONDUCTORS
Christine Erlander Beard*
Michael R. Beard, Principal Guest Conductor
 
CURRENT MEMBERS
* Denotes charter member
^ Denotes collegiate member
# Denotes high school member
 
Barbara Aldrich
Lydia Chavez^
Kelsey Conner^
Carolyn Crawford*
Leisha Eiten*
Deanna Estrada^
Jennifer Father
Mitch Fuller*
Katie Gilg^
Becky Grote
Virginia Holm
Anne Marie Hunter
Tessa Jacobsen^
Cathryn Jordan
Leanna Ketih^
Caren Killian*
Georgia Laughner^
Lisa Line*
Paula Markuson*
Mia Matlock^
Bethany McAcy^
Candace Nelson*
Christine Price^
Rebecca Renz^
Susan Scherl
Phillip Schorg^
Sara Schuhardt
Becky Selin
Jackie Six
Jared Smith^
Emilio Sotelo^
Arriana St. Onge^
Pam Thatcher
Nicole Vavra
Cassidy Vavra#
Caitlin Vavra#
Kathie Wilmot
Jennifer Wilson
Janet Williams
Adam Wisniewski^
Linda Woodworth
 
 
 
 
OFFICERS
Executive Director
Christine Beard
Secretary
Leisha Eiten
Director of Publicity
Vacant
Chair of Special Projects
Lisa Line
Librarian
Sara Schuhardt
If you are interested in hiring the Heartland Community Flute Choir, in learning more about it, or joining the HCFC, please call or write Dr. Christine Beard at the address below. Thank you for your interest.

Heartland Community
Flute Choir
UNO Music Department
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2685

The HCFC is now on YouTube, MySpace and Facebook! Visit our music profiles by clicking the logo above and/or below to access our sound files, photo albums, and more! And while you're there be sure to add the HCFC to your friends!
INTERVIEW PART 1 | INTERVIEW  PART 2
HEARTLAND COMMUNITY FLUTE CHOIR