Published: Wed Feb 2, 2011Award-winning flutist Conor Nelson visits Tennessee Tech University for Flute Day activities Feb. 18-19.
The free Center Stage event includes a performance by Nelson and Paul Thurmond at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.
"He was recommended to me by a colleague who had him as a guest artist," said Roger Martin, TTU flute professor. "Subsequently, every time I mentioned he was my guest artist this year, they say 'He is marvelous! He has boundless energy and enthusiasm.'"
Nelson received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University and Stony Brook University where he was the winner of the schoolwide concerto competitions at all three institutions. Nelson is currently assistant professor of flute at Oklahoma State University.
The program will assert the value of quality chamber music while exposing the audience to important compositions.