On July 11, flutist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Musicianship Charlene Romano ’91, M.M., performed at a memorial concert sponsored by the Winchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. It was presented “in memory of those who died, in support of all who grieve,” at The Village at Orchard Ridge. Romano and Professor Emeritus of Organ and Church Music Steven Cooksey, Ph.D., performed Cecile Chaminade’s “Meditation” arranged for flute and organ by Charles Callahan.
In May, Romano was invited to serve as a clinician at Skyline Middle School where she presented a month-long series of hybrid-format flute workshops focusing on fundamental techniques, instrument maintenance and care, and tone production, as well as safe COVID-19 best practices for flutists.
On May 15, Romano presented an outdoor clinic on audition techniques at the May Flute Fling, an all-day outdoor mini-conference for flutists sponsored by Flute Pro Shop and hosted by Randi Shoremount Bly ’74 (Bachelor of Music in Performance – Flute) and Carl Bly ’71 Bachelor of Music in Music Education). Romano’s clinic focused on preparation techniques as well as performance anxiety management.
Pictured from left to right: cellist Alan Saucedo ’03, ’10, (Master of Music in Performance, Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance); Emily Bentgen (English horn) and Romano.