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As a chamber artist, Christine performs as a member of The Impromptu Duo with oboist, Michelle Vigneau and the duo, Zephyrus, with percussionist, Tomm Roland. This duo has toured across the Midwest and was also featured at the 2012 College Music Society National Convention, the 2011 NACWPI conference at the University of Florida, and at the 2011 Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University. Zephyrus also served as a guest artist at the 2012 World Flutes Festival in Mendoza, Argentina and will return to Mendoza in May 2012 for events at the National University of CUYO. In addition to an active tour schedule, the duo is currently making plans to record their first CD in 2013-2014.

Christine is the Piccolo Artist for Gemeinhardt Flutes and in that role has presented piccolo clinics and lecture-recitals at state music conferences and flute festivals across the U.S. She has lectured at the International Wind Music History Symposium (2006) and the American Musical Instrument Society International Conference at Yale (2007). A contributing editor for The Flutist Quarterly, her pedagogical articles and columns have been published in Flute Talk, The Flutist Quarterly, Flutewise (UK), and The Instrumentalist. Her arrangement of Eugene Damare's "The Wren Polka" for solo piccolo and band has enjoyed performances across the U.S. and Europe.

In 2007, Christie founded the bi-annual International Piccolo Symposium, an intense 4 day workshop held every other year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The goal of IPS is to bring piccolo players and enthusiasts together from all over the world to learn about and discuss solo, chamber and orchestral music featuring the piccolo, and pedagogical issues specific to the piccolo, led by some of the world's leading piccolo players (see http://www.youtube.com/ipsorg or www.piccolosymposium.com).

Dr. Beard earned her MM and DMA in flute performance from The University of Texas at Austin (1998, 2003). She joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002 where she teaches applied flute, chamber music, and serves as Coordinator of Woodwind Studies. In her spare time, she serves as the creator/webmaster for PiccoloHQ.com. She is married to Michael R. Beard, who is currently Director of Bands at Iowa Western Community College.
ABOUT ME
ABOUT ME
Bio for Christie Beard
Described by critics as "masterful" and "evocative," flutist Christine Erlander Beard is constantly in demand as a soloist, chamber artist, and clinician. Quickly achieving international recognition as a performer and advocate for the piccolo, she has performed extensively across the U.S. and Europe. including nine of the previous eleven conventions of the National Flute Association (2002-2012); the 2011 European Piccolo Festival in Slovenia; the 2010 International Flute Festival in France; and two British Flute Society International Conventions (2008, 2012). Her flute festival appearances include St. Louis, Philadelphia, Alabama, Iowa, Vermont, Hot Springs (AR), and Emporia State University. Upcoming engagements include invitations to appear as a guest artist at both the International Flute Festival in Costa Rica (2013) and the Canadian Flute Convention (2013).
"Great to hear you at the NFA...Bravo on a thrilling performance! It was the definitive version of Davidovsky for me."
- Peter Sheridan, Low Flute Specialist, Australia (Aug 15, 2012)

"Her performance [of Charke's challenging Lachrymose] captured on YouTube, should be essential listening for all composers/orchestrators, for it shatters any notions that the piccolo might be lacking in deep, expressive powers."
- Nancy Nourse, Canada; Flute Focus (Apr 28, 2012)

"A beautiful performance [of Lachrymose]...you really captured the essence of the work. Bravo!"
- Derek Charke, composer, Canada (Sep 03, 2011)

"Clearly an expert clinician."
- Suzanne Wray, President, Flute Sociey of Greater Philadelphia (2007)
 
". . .masterful."
- Evgenie Nesterenko, Sochi News 2005, Volume 22, page 11 (Sochi, Russia)
 
"Christine Beard gave a beautiful rendition of Concertino for Flute and Wind Ensemble by Keith Gates, which brought the audience to its feet in a standing ovation."
- The Kildare Nationalist (Naas, Kildare Co., Ireland; May 2004)
 
". . .evocative."
- Michael Barnes, The Austin American-Statesman (Austin, TX)
 
". . .an incisive performance."
- Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
Performing Liebermann's Concerto for Piccolo, Op. 50 in Kislovodsk, Russia (2005).
REVIEWS
REVIEWS
2012-2013
AUGUST 2012
 

Thursday, August 9, 2012
The National Flute Association Convention
Event: Piccolo Artist Semi-Finals
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: See NFA website (Single event, day passes and full convention rates available)
Christine Beard will serve as an adjudicator for the semi-final round of the NFA Piccolo Artist Competition. With Peter
Verhoyen, Cynthia Ellis, Jeff Zook, and Regina Helcher Yost.

Friday, August 10, 2012
The National Flute Association Convention
Concert: Gemeinhardt Showcase Session
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: See NFA website (Single event, day passes and full convention rates available)
Gemeinhardt artists Christine Beard, Greg Patillo, Nina Perlove, Ali Reyerson, Nan Raphael and Ernesto Fernandez
will co-present a session entitled "What Gemeinhardt Means to Me."
The National Flute Association Convention
Concert: TGIF!
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 5:00pm
Admission: See NFA website (Single event, day passes and full convention rates available)
Christine Beard will perform "Lachrymose" for solo piccolo by Derek Charke.

Saturday, August 11, 2012
The National Flute Association Convention
Concert: Contemporary Sounds for Flute
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 10:30am
Admission: See NFA website (Single event, day passes and full convention rates available)
Christine Beard will perform Mario Davidovsky's "Synchronisms No.1" for flute and electronic sounds - the first
electroacoustic piece for flute - in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The concert will also include performances by
Patricia Spencer, Alice K. Dade and Kelly Molnow Wilson.

Sunday, August 12, 2012
The National Flute Association Convention
Panel: 40 Years of Performing Flute Choirs
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 8:30am
Admission: See NFA website (Single event, day passes and full convention rates available)
Panelists include Christine Beard, Adah Toland Jones, Janice Spooner, Pam Youngblood, and Dolores August,
moderator.
The National Flute Association Convention
Concert: "All the Things You Are" Final Gala Concert
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 4:00pm
Admission: See NFA website (Single event, day passes and full convention rates available)
Christine Beard will collaborate in a performance of "Una Piccolo Sinfonia" for piccolo nonet by Matthew King, with
piccoloists Amy Likar, Steve Kujala, Cynthia Ellis, Nicole Esposito, Rena Urso, Anke Lauwers, Laurie Camphouse, and
Horacio Massone; Katherine Borst Jones, conductor.

Friday, August 17, 2012
The British Flute Society International Convention
Lecture-Recital: "Broken Glass: Reconstructing 'Piece in the Shape of a Square' for 2 Flutes by Philip Glass"
Location: The Royal Northern College of Music; Manchester, England
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Visit the BFS website for convention details
Christine Beard will present a lecture-recital on the flute music of Philip Glass which will include a performance of
"Piece in the Shape of a Square" with Anna Hall Wimmer, and excerpts from his "Serenade" for solo flute.
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SEPTEMBER 2012
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Zephyrus in concert
Location: The University of Nebraska at Omaha
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $5 adults/$3 students & seniors/FREE with UNO I.D.
Christine Beard, flute; Tomm Roland, percussion. "World-Inspired Music for Flute and Percussion by North American
Composers" featuring works by David Claman, Katherine Hoover, Mitzi Tan, Michael Colquhoun, John Bergamo, and a
world premiere by Barry Ford.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
World Flutes Festival IV: Zephyrus concert #1
Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Time: 9:00pm
Admission: Visit the WFF website for information
Christine Beard, flute; Tomm Roland, percussion. "World-Inspired Music for Flute and Percussion by North American
Composers" featuring works by David Claman and Katherine Hoover. Additional performances by Viviana Guzman,
Manuel Rojas, MARKAMA, and more.

Friday, September 21, 2012
World Flutes Festival IV: Zephyrus concert #2
Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Time: 9:00pm
Admission: Visit the WFF website for information
Christine Beard, flute; Tomm Roland, percussion. "World-Inspired Music for Flute and Percussion by North American
Composers" featuring works by Mitzi Tan, Michael Colquhoun, John Bergamo, and a world premiere by Barry Ford.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
World Flutes Festival IV: Flute Master Class
Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Time: 3:00pm
Admission: Visit the WFF website for information
Festival participants perform for guest artist Christine Beard.
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OCTOBER 2012
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Zephyrus in concert
Location: Augustana Lutheran Church; Omaha, NE
Time: 3:00pm
Admission: FREE
Christine Beard, flute; Tomm Roland, percussion. "World-Inspired Music for Flute and Percussion by North American
Composers" featuring works by David Claman, Katherine Hoover, Mitzi Tan, Michael Colquhoun, John Bergamo, and a
world premiere by Barry Ford.
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NOVEMBER 2012
 
Thursday, November 15, 2012
College Music Society National Conference: CMS Composers Concert featuring Zephyrus
Location: San Diego, CA
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: FREE
Christine Beard, flute; Tomm Roland, percussion.
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JANUARY 2013
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
UNO Faculty Recital featuring Dr. Christine Beard, flute/piccolo
Location: UNO Recital Hall
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $5 adults/$3 seniors & students/FREE with UNO I.D.
Program to include French solo and chamber music by Gaubert, Hue and Milhaud, and music for piccolo by
Christopher Caliendo, and 2 world premieres by P. Kellach Waddle and Matt Smith. With William Wolcott, violin and
Christi Zuniga, piano.
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FEBRUARY 2013
 
Friday, February 1, 2013
BOCH Festival: UNO Faculty Showcase Recital
Location: UNO Recital Hall
Time: 6:30pm
Admission: FREE
Program to include a performance of "Raga Das" for flute quartet by Derek Charke performed by Flauto Donne:
Christine Beard, Anna Hall Wimmer, Sara Schuhardt and Jennifer Father, flutes.

February 13-16, 2013
Texas Music Educators Association Convention
Location: San Antonio, TX
Time: 10am-5pm daily
Admission: Visit the TMEA website for details
Visit Gemeinhardt-Roy Seaman Piccolo Artist, Christine Beard in the Gemeinhardt Booth in the TMEA Exhibit Hall!
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MARCH 2013
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Zephyrus in concert
Location: Arkansas State University-Beebe; Beebe, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: TBA
Christine Beard, flute; Tomm Roland, percussion. "World-Inspired Music for Flute and Percussion by North American
Composers" featuring works by David Claman, Katherine Hoover, Mitzi Tan, Derek Charke, John Bergamo, and a
world premiere by Barry Ford.
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APRIL 2013
 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
International Flute Festival of Costa Rica
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA
Christine Beard will perform a recital of music for piccolo by Christopher Caliendo and Derek Charke, featuring 2 world
premieres by P. Kellach Waddle and Matt Smith.
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JUNE 2013
 
June 2-7, 2013
Zephyrus at the National University CUYO
Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA
Christine Beard, flute and Tomm Roland, percussion. Events TBA.

June 29-July 1, 2013
The 1st Canadian Flute Convention
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Time: TBA
Admission: Visit the CFA website for details
Christine Beard, piccolo will serve as a guest artist. Events TBA.
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JULY 2013
 
July 11-14, 2013
3rd International Piccolo Symposium
Location: Omaha, NE
Time: 8am-10pm daily
Admission: Visit the IPS website for details
IPS'13 will feature artist-teachers Peter Verhoyen (Belgium), Cynthia Ellis (USA) and Christine Beard (USA). With pianist
Christi Zuniga (USA), IPS composer-in-residence Matt Smith (UK) and Visiting Composer P. Kellach Waddle (USA).
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AUGUST 2013
 
August 1-4, 2013
International Vintage Band Festival
Location: Northfield, MN
Time: 8am-10pm daily
Admission: Most events are FREE; Visit the VBF website for details
Christine Beard will perform with Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, playing on a Louis Lot ring key D-flat piccolo (c.
1880), and her Rudal Carte C piccolo (1900).

August 8-11, 2013
National Flute Association Convention
Location: New Orleans, LA
Time: TBA
Admission: Visit the NFA website for details
Events TBA.
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