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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 an number of recordings some of which can be ordered directly from me. I served as the principal flutist of the New York City Opera fom 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. With an unusual surname (pronounced as in lion) I have also pursued an interest in genealogy.

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

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I now offer a 2 CD retrospective of live performances to accompany my memoir.

I also offer a special price for my memoir (b&w) AND the accompanying 2 CD set - $34.95

Timings of flute solos and chamber music

updated Jan 2012 - Historical listing of orchestral principal flutists.

updated Feb 2012 - 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

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