Thanks for visiting!

This project is now in update mode. Check back regularly to see how things are progressing.

OSU Flute Troupe LIVE: NFA Minneapolis

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
50 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
Project Owners

OSU Flute Troupe LIVE: NFA Minneapolis


The Ohio State University Flute Troupe has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 9-13, 2017 On Saturday, August 12th Flute Troupe will perform a twenty-five minute showcase featuring OSU composers as well as opening the Remembrance and Healing concert to honor two flute alums, Laura Bockbrader, BME class of 1992, and Rebecca Smith, MM class of 2009, who have passed away this year. In addition, we will be performing a concert in the Minneapolis area for the OSU Alumni Association. To sponsor all 20 of the OSU Flute Troupe members, it will cost $9,900.


Selected from over 500 competitive proposals, The Ohio State University Flute Troupe was selected to perform at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota this coming August. We are seeking travel funds to make this possible. During the National Flute Association Convention, members of the OSU Flute Troupe will exchange ideas on master classes, flute festivals, summer workshops, recitals, flute choirs, and outreach events, thus providing professional development opportunities for the students of the OSU Flute Studio


August 9th-13th, 2017.


Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The Ohio State University Flute Troupe, established in 1985 by Professor Katherine Borst Jones, consists of undergraduate and graduate flute majors at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of this group is to explore and expand flute ensemble literature while developing rehearsal and performance skills. The flute choir instrumentation is varied, using different combinations of piccolos, flutes, alto flutes, bass flutes, and a contrabass flute. Known nationally for their high level of performance, The OSU Flute Troupe is recognized as one of the top college flute choirs in the nation. Flute Troupe performs in Ohio Schools and university concerts such as the OSU Contemporary Music Festival, and on the 2013 Society of Composers, Inc convention. They have performed at four Ohio Music Educators conventions and at the National Flute Association conventions in Chicago (1997 and 2014), Columbus (2000), Nashville (2004), Kansas City (2008), Charlotte (2011). The group has premiered and commissioned numerous works, including I Sing the Body Electic and Pretty Polly’s Train by Thomas Duffy, How Birds Take Their Own Self Portraits by Daniel Bukvich, Sunshine of Saint Eulalie and Hearts Upon the High Road by Chris Norman, Calliope Capers by Ladd McIntosh, and Musings by Roger Cichy.  They have also premiered and performed special arrangements by Amara Guitry, Nancy Hadden, Jennifer Higdon, Victoria Jicha, Katherine Borst Jones, Tom Kennedy and Anne McGinty, among others.  Recordings are featured at ALRY Publications presents a KBJ Collection of flute choir pieces.

Choose a giving level



The piccolo is the small flute, pitched an octave higher than the ordinary flute.



The modern flute was developed by Theobald Boehm in the mid 19th century. The flute however, is one of the oldest instruments, dating back to over 35,000 years ago.


Alto Flute

The alto flute is the only flute in our Flute Troupe that is pitched in a different key, it's in G!


Bass Flute

The bass flute is approximately 57 inches of tubing, shaped like the letter J.


Contrabass Flute

Known as the gentle giant of flute ensembles, ours is named "Ziggy."



Without a composer, there would be nothing to play!


Sponsor a Student

We estimate a cost of $550 for each student in the Flute Troupe to attend the convention, please consider giving full sponsorship to a student!

Our Crowdfunding Groups