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As my life from the age of ten has produced an ever deepening involvement with the flute, much of the material here will reflect that interest. My performing career has encompassed a variety of activities from symphony orchestra to chamber music to solo. I have made a number of recordings, many of which can be purchased from CD Baby and Flute World, as well as in download form from the internet. I served as the principal flutist of the New York City Opera from 1965 to 2002 and taught flute at The Hartt School from 1977 to 2007. I have written a number of articles on the flute and have edited and published flute music. Please "friend" me on Facebook, and listen to me on YouTube. With an unusual surname (pronounced as in lion) I have also pursued an interest in genealogy.

Here's a link to my YouTube videos

My memoir, "Wood, Silver and Gold" is available from

and other internet booksellers.

Read a review

A 2 CD retrospective of live performances to accompany my memoir is available from me for $19.95 (US only), or via Dropbox files.

my thoughts on Mozart K314

Timings of flute solos and chamber music

updated June,2020- Historical listing of orchestral principal flutists.

updated Nov, 2017- Published flute music errata

Downloadable flute parts

Some live performances




History of Molique's Concerto

Bio of Arthur Woodall, composer of the famous Serenade for flute and piano

For my Wyant DNA friends

If you would like to listen to my performance of Godard's Waltz follow this link.

Enjoy your visit!

Please e-mail me with your questions or comments.