The UAF Flute Ensemble is open to all interested flutists who are music majors and other members of the university community. It is conducted by Dorli McWayne, flutist on the UAF faculty and principal flutist with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. The group meets once a week at a time to be determined by the schedules of the respective members. Literature is varied and there is an opportunity to learn ensemble skills on all members of the flute family: piccolo, C-flute, alto, and bass. Some previous experience is necessary.
The "Fairbanks Flutists" is a select group of 10 to 15 players from the University and the community. Advanced flute students are invited to audition for placement in the ensemble and can receive credit for Music 307. The group has given one to four recitals every year since its founding in 1981, in venues all around Fairbanks from the public schools to the Carlson Center to the UA Museum. They have collaborated with internationally known flutists Carol Wincenc, Trevor Wye, John Barcellona, and Louise DiTullio for the Fairbanks Symphony's Recital series, and were recently featured on the Symphony's "Hausmusik" series. In 2003, the group traveled to Las Vegas where they gave two well-received performances at the National Flute Association's Annual Convention.