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Sandra Howard

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Sandra Howard


Sandra Howard (b. 1957, Ohio) is an American flutist and educator living in France.

Ms. Howard attained a bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Among her teachers have been Samuel Baron, Thomas Nyfenger, Richard Bromley, and Michel Debost.

Ms. Howard has resided in France since 1981. As a performer she has played and recorded with many orchestras and chamber groups: Les Enfants de Pan (flute trio), the Orpheus Quintet, the folk ballet Adama, Opera on the Sound, and others. Currently she performs with Ensemble de Flûtes de Paris and as a regular soloist with the chamber orchestra Vivharmonie.

She is also active as a teacher and clinician, participating often with the BFS (British Flute Society) and the NFA (National Flute Association) as well as in conservatories in the Paris region. She was administrative director of the Paris Flute Festival from 2002 to 2009, and she has been organizing residential flute workshops since 2000: Flute Fun Weekend and Flûtes en Somme.

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