Join us Sunday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium as Wayne Hedrick and Paula Pressnell perform a concert of flute and piano music spanning the Baroque to the 21st century as part of the Friends of Music Artist Series.
This concert is free and open to the public.
Paula Pressnell, Artist in Residence for the Music Department of Chowan University accompanies the Chowan Singers, Chowan Chorus and Men’s Chorus. She collaborates with students for all degree recitals, and teaches applied piano lessons and coaches all vocal majors
Her performances have taken her to Italy to perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and to Ireland to perform at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.
Paula is a frequent performer in the region and collaborates on numerous occasions with the Hampton Roads Wind Quintet. She participates annually in the Lasker Summer Music Festival in Lasker, NC. She has an upcoming performance with the Reston Chorale in Reston, Virginia.
Paula holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Salem College. She has been on the faculty of Chowan University since 2005, and resides in her native Sunbury, North Carolina with her husband Larry.
Wayne Hedrick was the principal flutist of the USAF Heritage of America Band for over 20 years, where he retired in the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in 2004. His extensive discography of over 70 albums includes albums on the Klavier label, the Telarc label (including a 1993 Grammy Award winner), and the Wilson Audiophile label. He has performed or recorded with the USAF Heritage of America Band, The U.S. Air Force Band in Washington D.C, the National Chamber Players, the National Symphonic Winds, the Virginia Symphony and the Williamsburg Symphonia and several other USAF Regional Bands. He performed at the 6th International World Harp Congress in SeattleWashington and the 2000 National Flute Association Convention in Columbus, Ohio. His copyrighted flute-fingering chart “Practical Alternative Fingerings for Flute” is featured on Larry Krantz’s website on the Internet.