(baroque flute). In addition to the Madison Flute Club, she has directed the West Michigan Flute Association High School Flute Ensembles, the Western Michigan University Flute Choir and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Flute Choir. She has performed in masterclasses with Emmanuel Pahud, Rhonda Larson, Barbara Chao, Jeffrey Zook, Patricia George, Chris Kantner, Reneé Siebert and Nancy Rinaldi. Her former teachers include Christine Smith and Tess Miller.
Berlinda Lopez, originally from Texas,
came to Madison on an Advanced
Opportunity Fellowship to attend
UW-Madison and obtained her DMA in
2004. During this time, she was invited to
become the first Artistic Director of the
Madison Flute Club in which during her
tenure, she helped with the initiation of
the Wisconsin Flute Festival. While in Texas, she taught woodwinds, music history, theory and composition at Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications & Fine Arts, a magnet high school in Laredo. She was also the principal flutist of the Laredo Symphony Orchestra. In Madison, she has taught flute at Edgewood College, UW Student Teaching Division and woodwinds and theory at the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic. She has performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Beloit-Janesville Symphony, and the Janesville Armory Dinner Theatre. She studied under Stephanie Jutt, Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, Kathleen Chastain, Dr. Myrna Brown and participated in numerous masterclasses. Currently, she maintains a private woodwind studio.
The Madison Flute choir is a year-round flute choir of 20+ adult flutists performing on piccolo, alto, bass, and contra base flute, in addition to the traditional C-flute. The ensemble performs regularly in the Madison area.
Membership in the choir is open to adult flutists with several years of playing experience.
NO audition is required
Membership Fees are $90 annual donation (see Membership)
Bethany United Methodist Church
3910 Mineral Point Rd
Madison, WI 53705
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30pm
Flutists interested in joining the flute choir are welcome to join us
for a "trial" rehearsal.
The Flute Choir performs a number of times throughout the year:
Spring, Fall, and Winter recitals (always on Saturday afternoons)
Assisted Living Facilities
Madison Farmer's Market
Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda
In addition to the larger Flute Choir ensemble, members are also
encouraged to perform in smaller ensembles with other flutists.
These smaller ensembles may perform at the 3 recitals each year,
as desired. An audition may be required to perform with the Chamber