Charles DeLaney (1925-2006)
Charles DeLaney became the Professor of Flute at Florida State University in 1976. He was principal flute with the University Chamber Orchestra and the Tallahassee Symphony. Before coming to Florida State, he held similar positions at the University of Illinois, the University of North Carolina and Earlham College. Prior summer activities include a long association with the Brevard Music Center as flutist and conductor, Director of Instrumental Music at the North Carolina Governor's School and Director of Flute Camps at Illinois Summer Youth Music and at Florida State University.
A native of Winston-Salem, NC, he held degrees from Davidson College, the University of Colorado and the Conservatory of Lausanne, Switzerland. His flute teachers included Lamar Stringfield, Rex Elton Fair, Edmund Defrancesco, Alfred Fenbogue and Marcel Moyse. An active member of the National Flute Association, Mr. DeLaney appeared as soloist and conductor at several conventions, participated on panels and committees, was elected to the Board of Directors and served as President of the organization. He was also a founding member of the Florida Flute Association.