Under the direction of Priscilla Holt, the Flute Choir is the newest member of the GDYO family of ensembles. Formed in 2008, the flute choir will perform three concerts this season plus a pre-concert performance at the Meyerson Symphony Center for the December Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Holiday Magic concert.
The ensemble also performs at several special events throughout the season including lobby performances in the Meyerson, outreach events, pre-concert performances and more.
The Flute Choir is comprised of 12 members, high school seniors or younger.
The Flute Choir rehearses at the University of North Texas in Denton on Sunday's from 1:30pm - 3:30pm. All GDYO musicians are expected to participate in their school music programs.
In 2010, the Flute Choir was selected to perform at the National Flute Association Convention in Anaheim, California. The Flute Choir was selected to perform for the 2013 National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Flute Choir Conductor
Dr. Priscilla Holt
Dr. Priscilla Holt directs the orchestra program at Centennial High School in Frisco, Texas. A flute student of Bernard Goldberg, she attended Duquesne University and spent her Sundays playing flute in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony! She spent summers studying flute and chamber music with Marcel Moyse in Brattleboro and later attended New England Conservatory studying flute with James Pappoutsakis. Returning to her home in Pennsylvania, she studied piccolo with Philadelphia Orchestra member, John Krell, was awarded a grant by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and performed locally for the Valley Forge Music Fair. Invited to join American Theater Productions’ pit orchestra, she toured the US and Canada with shows, Sweeney Todd and Barnum. Inspired by Moyse, she wrote her doctoral dissertation, Twentieth Century Woodwind Chamber Music, while attending the University of Miami and performing in the Boca Raton Symphony, Ft. Lauderdale Symphony and Miami Ballet. Her flute articles have been published in the National Flute Association magazine and most recently by the Marcel Moyse Society. Dr. Holt serves as a flute clinician throughout the southwest. Locally, she performs with Texas Winds Musical Outreach and The Grand Avenue Trio.