The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of professional, student, and amateur flutists in our local, regional, and national flute communities.
The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia (FSGP) is a non-profit organization founded for the purpose of providing a time and place for flutists to meet, exchange ideas, gain performance experience, play in ensembles, and generally promote and enhance flute playing in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia will dedicate its efforts to promoting music education in the art of flute playing and the study of flute literature by providing performance opportunities, clinics, master classes, and recitals for the membership.
Board of Directors
Renae Block, President
Roberta Goren, Vice President
Anna Meyer, Treasurer
Rebecca Simon, Secretary
Raymond Brebach, Cindy Anne Broz, Ellen Fisher-Deerberg, Daniel Dorff, Karri Giamporcaro, Donna Moore, Kimberly Reighley, Jessica Schury, Joan Sparks, Elivi Varga
Board of Advisors
David Cramer, Cynthia Folio, Jeffrey Khaner, Tom Meany, Beverly Pugh-Corry, Suzanne Wray, Windworks Studio
Members of the original Philadelphia Flute Club
Spearheaded by Philadelphia Orchestra Flutist Joseph La Monaca, 15 men, mostly professional flutists, met on January 11, 1923 to formally organize the club. Clemente Barone, William Kincaid, and Horace W. Shuster were voted to the club’s Executive Committee a few months later.
Secretary/Treasurer Walter Butterfield submitted articles to "The Flutist" magazine about the club's endeavors. One such article can be found in the December 1923 issue. Facsimiles of these early magazines can be found in Google Books and are free eBook downloads. Search for: The Flutist, Volumes 3-4, by Emil Medicus.
Many thanks to Emily Butterfield (via Lois Herbine) for the photo. Her dissertation on THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE AND PEDAGOGY OF CLEMENT BARONE shares more information on the original Philadelphia Flute Club.