Ashland University Flute Ensemble Joins Wooster for Recital

4/2/12 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University Flute Ensemble will present a joint concert with the College of Wooster Flute Ensemble on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall at the College of Wooster. The concert is free and open to the public.


Comprised of students performing on C flute, piccolo, alto and bass flutes, the concert will include music by J.S. Bach, Kelly Via, Jonathan Cohen, and Samantha Cooke.


The Ashland University Flute Ensemble is directed by adjunct faculty member Jane Berkner, who was coordinator of the National Flute Association’s High School Flute Choir from 2001 to 2006 and is currently the flute choir director for the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association and at Interlochen Center for the Arts.


As director of the University of Akron Flute Ensemble, she has taken the group to perform for the Central Ohio Flute Association, National Flute Association and in 2010 she took the group on a performing tour of Italy.


The College of Wooster Flute Ensemble is directed by Denise Rotavara-Krain, who is instructor of flute at the College of Wooster and a member of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.  


For more information about the recital, contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or


Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.