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Rita Hayes, M.M.

Instructor, Flute

M.M., Western Carolina University
B.M., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Professional Activities:

Current Performances: solo, chamber, and orchestral work; has played in the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for 26 years; headlines three different performing and touring ensembles (Braidstream, a celtic/classical blend; Nuance, jazz standards; Mountain Chamber Players, Ensemble-in-Residence at Brevard College). 

Professional Affiliations: on-air classical music program host on Asheville’s NPR-affiliate station (WCQS).

Collaborations: studied under Robert Cavally, Eldred Spell, James Galway, Carol Wincence, William Bennet, and Mary Stolper.

Student Success: has taught privately since 1979; former students include professional musicians and teachers around the country.