Rita Hayes, M.M.Instructor, Flute
M.M., Western Carolina University
B.M., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
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.