Carla Copeland-Burns


Flutist Carla Copeland-Burns enjoys an active teaching and performing career based in the artistically diverse and thriving state of North Carolina. She joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014 after eight years as Instructor of flute at Radford University. Copeland-Burns currently performs with the Greensboro, Salisbury, and NC Symphonies as well as the NC Opera Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Orchestra, Blue Mountain Ensemble, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and with the performer-composer collective Forecast Music. Performances with the North Carolina Symphony include all positions of the flute section, including numerous appearances as Principal Flute. 

As a guest artist-teacher, Copeland-Burns has appeared at schools including the New Zealand School of Music, Auckland University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Florida State University. She has been a featured performer at the National Flute Association Conventions in New Orleans (2013) and Charlotte (2011), and at several International Double Reed Society Conferences including Melbourne, Australia, Banff, Canada and Madison, Wisconsin. Copeland-Burns has enjoyed performing opportunities under such noted conductors as Grant Llewellyn, Gerard Schwarz, Bobby McFerrin, Stuart Malina, Gerhart Zimmermann, Timothy Myers, William Henry Curry, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky. In summers she has been associated with the New England Music Camp and the Eastern Music Festival, and in 2013 she joined the faculty of the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy. Copeland-Burns has recorded with ensembles on the Albany, Centaur, and Klavier labels and has been heard on several editions of NPR's Performance Today. Mentors include Charles DeLaney, Lois Schaefer, Carol Wincenc, and Nadine Asin and her degrees are from Florida State University and the New England Conservatory.

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