The Flute Society of South Australia is a non-profit organization which aims to foster and encourage enjoyment of flute playing in the broadest possible sense. The Society’s role includes promoting local and interstate artists, encouraging young players and forging links out into the community. Regular activities of the Flute Society include workshops, concerts, fun days, masterclasses and recitals.
The Flute Society of South Australia was formed on July 26 1972 at the instigation of the late David Cubbin. The inaugural meeting was held in the Recital Room, Flinders Street School of Music, at which David Cubbin was elected President, Alison Rosser was elected Secretary and Judy Cooper was elected Treasurer. The Society was officially incorporated on October 16 1975.
- Opportunities for playing including flute fun days, masterclasses, workshops and concerts. (see Events Page)
- Performances and lectures by visiting and local artists.
- Reduced admission to Flute Society concerts and events.
- Receiving each year four issues of South Australian Flute News and two issues of Flute Australasia with information about flute related matters and events.
- Discounts at local music stores.
- Access to the Resource Library, which contains magazines, books, sheet music and cassettes.
- Participating in the Flute Sections in the annual City of Adelaide Eisteddfod.
- Annual events including the Carolyn White Memorial Scholarship for young flautists aged 15 years and under.
- The David Cubbin Memorial Prize for non-professional flautists aged between 16 and 30 years is held every two years.
- Receiving a list of Flute Teachers in South Australia (in SA Flute News).
- Security (the Flute Society of SA keeps a list of makes and serial numbers of members’ flutes in case of loss or theft).
Karen Fletcher cuts the 40th Birthday Cake
Successive presidents have been:
- Masako Kondo (2015 – )
- Karen Fletcher (2012 – 2014)
- Elizabeth Koch (2010 – 2011)
- Margaret Coventry (2008 – 2009 )
- Karen Fletcher (2005 – 2007)
- Margaret Coventry (2002 – 2004)
- Elizabeth Koch (1999 – 2001)
- Helen Greacen (1997 – 1998 )
- Elizabeth Koch (1994 – 1996)
- Angela Retchford (1991 – 1993)
- Robert Brown (1988 – 1990)
- Carolyn White (1985 – 1987)
- Rae Stratfold (1983 – 1984)
- Elizabeth Koch (1980 – 1982
- Alison Rosser (1975 – 1979)
- David Cubbin (1972 – 1974)