Flute Recital


It's wonderful when our alumni stay connected and continue to work together in the years following their graduation. In this case, three former students will present a recital here in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Keith Norbutt (B.M. Performance, 1993), Don Broderick (B.M. Performance, 2003), Maggie Broderick (B.S., Music Education, 1993; M.S. Education, 1995), and former MPSOM flute faculty member, Wendy Webb Kumer will perform together at First Trinity Evangelical Leutheran Church at 1:00 p.m.

Keith Norbutt is an actuary by day, flutist by night, currently living in Chicago. Originally from Pittsburgh, he earned a bachelor of music degree from Duquesne University, studying with Bernard Goldberg and Wendy Webb Kumer. Subsequently, he earned a master's degree in economics from George Mason University. An avid chamber musician, Keith specializes in arranging pieces for flute ensembles of various sizes, from duos to full flute choirs. He also performs frequently with the Lakeview Orchestra in Chicago, and currently studies with Emma Gerstein. Keith is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Don Broderick studied organ and piano at Duquesne University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in performance with a concentration in sacred music. He has served as music director, choir director and organist at numerous churches in the Pittsburgh area, and is currently assistant organist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shadyside. Don is also an information technology professional and, during daylight hours, works as a web developer for Reed Smith LLP.

Maggie Broderick is a flutist, linguist and educator in the Pittsburgh area. She studied flute at Duquesne University, earning a bachelor of music education, and also holds a Ph.D. in foreign language education from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches online classes and mentors Ph.D. students at a variety of institutions.

Wendy Webb Kumer is an active flutist and teacher in the Pittsburgh area, and is the founder and director of The Flute Academy, a full service music school for more than 70 flutists in classes, lessons and ensembles. She has been on the faculty of Duquesne and other local universities, and currently teaches at West Liberty University, in addition to her private flute studio.

About the Recital:

Camille Saint-Saёns
Romance, Op. 37

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033

Gabriel Fauré, arr. Trevor Wye
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

J. S. Bach, arr. Keith Norbutt
Benedictus, from Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Trevor Wye
Latin American Flute Album

Benjamin Godard
Suite de Trois Morceaux, Op. 116

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