Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guest Performer Highlights TTU Flute Day

Flutist Conor Nelson
Award-winning flutist Conor Nelson visits Tennessee Tech University this weekend for Flute Day activities -- scheduled Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th. The free Center Stage event includes a performance by Nelson and Paul Thurmond at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"He was recommended to me by a colleague who had him as a guest artist," said Roger Martin, TTU flute professor. "Subsequently, every time I mentioned he was my guest artist this year, they say 'He is marvelous! He has boundless energy and enthusiasm.'"

Nelson received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University and Stony Brook University where he was the winner of the schoolwide concerto competitions at all three institutions. Nelson is currently assistant professor of flute at Oklahoma State University. The program will assert the value of quality chamber music while exposing the audience to important compositions.