Southeast Michigan Flute Association


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Featured Artist: Bonita Boyd


 Bonita Boyd, Professor of Flute at Eastman School of Music and World Renowned Soloist.
Born in Pittsburgh, Bonita Boyd grew up in Long Beach, California. Her early teachers included Maurice Sharp of the Cleveland Orchestra, Roger Stevens of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Joseph Mariano, principal flutist of the Rochester Philharmonic and legendary pedagogue of the Eastman School of Music.  Boyd succeeded Mariano in both posts, becoming the youngest person in the United States, at the age of 21, to hold major academic and orchestral appointments, as noted by Glamour Magazine when Bonita was featured in its “Outstanding Career Women of the Year” article.
Bonita Boyd is professor of flute at the Eastman School of Music and an active concert soloist throughout the world over five continents. She began her professional career at age twenty-one with appointments as principal flutist of the Rochester Philharmonic and the Chautauqua Symphony, making her the youngest principal flutist in a major U.S. orchestra at that time. She has served as performer and/or artist-teacher at various festivals including Marlboro, Bowdoin, Grand Teton, Johannesen, Eastern, Masterworks, Filarmonica de las Americas, the Hamamatsu Seminar, Aria, Credo, and the Aspen Music Festival.

Pianist Casey Robards

Pianist CASEY ROBARDS has given recitals with singers and instrumentalists throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America and Asia, including flutists Donna Shin, Richard Sherman, Jonathan Keeble and Bonita Boyd.  She gave her Carnegie Hall debut with baritone Christiaan Smith, performing a program of Top 40 pop songs sung as original art song arrangements. Her repertoire includes art song, opera, musical theatre, gospel and popular vocal music, string, brass and wind. In 2017, she served as associate music director of the University of Kentucky world premiere of “BOUNCE: The Basketball opera” co-produced with Ardea Arts.

Dr. Robards is on the Keyboard Faculty (Collaborative Piano) at the University of Illinois and is Head of Collaborative Piano/Conductor at the Bay View Music Festival. Casey held prior faculty appointments at Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory (postdoctoral) and Central Michigan University. She is interested in the intersection of music and social justice and has led benefit recitals for Musicambia, a non-profit organization that creates music conservatories in prisons.
Robards attended the Tanglewood Music Festival (04, 05), receiving the Henri Kohn Memorial Award.She has a DMA in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Illinois.


Bonita Boyd's  Recital Program

Bonita Boyd’s Program

Come into my Garden                     John La Montaine

Sonata for Flute and Piano            Verne Reynolds

South Wind/ Zephir                           Katherine Hoover

Hungarian Peasant Suite.              Bela Bartok


Adult Member Pre-Registration includes Lunch

Adult Member Pre-Registration includes lunch - $35.00

Non-Member Pre-Registration includes Lunch

Non-Member Pre-Registration includes lunch $40.00

Student/ Senior/ Life Member  Pre-Registratioin includes Lunch

Student/Senior/Life Member Registration includes lunch - $35.00

Recital , Masterclass, Member Showcase - Afternoon 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - No Lunch

Afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Recital, Masterclass, Member Showcase (No Lunch) - $25.00 

Lunch 2019

Lunch will be provided with registration and provided by Qdoba.