Louke, Phyllis Avidan

Phyllis Avidan Louke (b. 1958)

Phyllis Avidan Louke, a member of ASCAP, is Music Director of Rose City Flute Choir, and principal flute with Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band. She adjudicates, maintains a private studio, and freelances in Portland, Oregon.  She performed with the NFA Professional Flute Choir in 1993-2010, with the National Flute Choir on their ten ALRY Publications recordings, as well as on the 1997-2010 International Flute Orchestra tours to Europe, Asia, and South America. Ms. Louke’s original compositions include:  Extended Techniques—Double the Fun for two flutes, Extended Techniques—Solos for Fun. Compositions for flute and piano include Echoes in the Wind—A Native American Soliloquy, Castle in the Mist and Big Sky for alto flute and piano, Blessings & Celebration for bass flute and piano, and Reflections of Water for flute and piano.  Flute choir compositions include Suite Butterfly for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (also on the ALRY recording High Altitude), Une Chanson du PrintempsShadowlands, Under the Big Top, Echoes in the Wind, Cloud Images, A New Beginning, As Eagles Flew, Flute Fiesta, Temple of Heaven  and the award winning Of Wizards and Witches.  She is also the co-author of Flute 101:  Mastering the Basics, Flute 102:  Mastering the Basics, and The Flute Scale Book:  A Path to Artistry with Patricia George.  More information on the music of Phyllis Avidan Louke can be found at www.phyllislouke.com