Guest Clinician, Flute Choir Camp, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
B.M. with distinction, Performer's Certificate, M.M., Eastman School of Music
Patricia George, internationally known performer, teacher, and author, has presented her “Famous Flute Spa” masterclasses at universities, conservatories, public schools, and flute associations throughout the United States. She is the flute professor at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and the American Band College. George has been the Editor of Flute Talk magazine since January 2011 and has written the monthly column “The Teacher’s Studio” for the magazine since 2001. George is the co-author of the award-winning flute pedagogical series: Flute 101: Mastering the Basics, Flute 102: Mastering the Basics, Flute 102: Piano Accompaniment, Flute 103: Mastering the Basics, Flute 103: Piano Accompaniment, The Flute Scale Book, and Advanced Studies: The Art of Chunking, all published by Theodore Presser Company. She is currently writing The Top Octave. As an avid chamber musician, she has been coaching flute choirs since 1966. Her flute choirs, whose trademark is to perform without a conductor, have performed at several National Flute Association conventions besides presenting a yearly series of chamber concerts for over 45 years.
George is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM with distinction, Performer's Certificate, MM). Her teachers included the legendary American flutists Joseph Mariano (Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic), William Kincaid (Philadelphia Orchestra), Julius Baker (New York Philharmonic) and Frances Blaisdell. She is married to American composer Thom Ritter George and is the mother of three musical children.