UCF Music Department
Nora Lee García

Nora Lee García

  • Associate Professor

NoraLeeGarcia@ucf.edu
407-823-3696
Campus Location: PACM121
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Nora Lee Garcia is one of the most highly regarded flutists in the concert world today. As a Powell Flutes Artist and Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Central Florida, she is in demand throughout the United States, Europe, and South America as a soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. Nora Lee has been featured as a guest artist on flute and piccolo at events such as the Mexico City Flute Festival, the East-West Flute Festival at Western Illinois University, the Chile Flute Festival, the Flute Seminar at Casa Maria in Santa Barbara, California, the Flute Symposium in Lima, Peru in honor of Michel Debost, the Florida Flute Association Convention, and the National Flute Association Conventions in New Orleans, Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Pittsburgh, and Charlotte. Nora Lee has served as a judge on the panels of the International Flute Competition in Mexico City and the National Flute Association’s Chamber Music Competition. She has premiered numerous pieces, such as Prelude and Dance by Howard Buss (winner of the 2004 National Flute Association Newly-Published Music Competition), Robert Brownlow’s Concerto for flute, chamber orchestra and vibraphone at the Interlochen Music Festival, Edmundo Vazques' Alturas II in Chile at the Escuela Moderna de Música, Orlando García’s El Silencio despues de la lluvia at the Moulin d’Ande in France, and most recently, Gary Schocker’s Under the Sultan at the 2012 Florida Flute Association Convention as a featured artist on the gala concert. An avid researcher of flute pedagogy, Nora Lee has published several articles for Flute Talk Magazine and Powell Flutes. 

As an orchestral and chamber musician, Nora Lee has had the honor of working with some of the world’s finest musicians. She has performed under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Krystof Penderecki, Karl Sollak, and Christopher Seaman, and with ensembles such as the Casals Festival, the Chautauqua Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated in concert with musicians such as Michel Debost and Philip Moll, and most recently with Carol Wincenc in a live broadcast for National Public Radio as a part of the Winter Harbor Music Festival in Maine. Nora Lee has worked with composers such as George Crumb, Roberto Sierra, and Edmundo Vazquez and has commissioned works from Gary Schocker and Howard Buss. She has collaborated on recording projects such as the Warner Brothers educational series, the Expressions Music Curriculum, and the Powell Flutes Recording Studio feature for the company’s website. Most notably, Nora Lee can be heard on the soundtrack for the Sony Pictures film, The End of the Spear. Nora Lee currently holds the position of principal flute with the Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park and the Florida Chamber Orchestra.

A brilliant flutist, Nora Lee also possesses an impressive command of the piccolo and is frequently invited to present master classes specifically for the instrument. She has given master classes on both flute and piccolo at Oberlin Conservatory, the University of North Texas, the Conservatory of Music in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Mozart Hall of the Simon Bolivar Conservatory (Caracas, Venezuela), the Punahou Music School (Hawaii), Pierre Gabriel Buffardin School (Lima, Peru), Escuela Moderna de Música Instituto Professional (Santiago, Chile), Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Texas), the Universidad Nacional (Mendoza, Argentina), the Flute Seminar at Casa Maria (Santa Barbara, California), Conservatorio Nacional de Música Carlos Lopez Buchardo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), St. Olaf College, Escuela Superior de Música y Danza (Monterrey, Mexico), and the Escuela Universitaria de Música de Montevideo (Uruguay). As an experienced instructor and performing artist, she has served on the faculties of the the Interlochen Music Festival (Michigan), Monterrey Flute Festival (Mexico), the Peru Flute Festival, the Frutillar Encuentro de Flauta del Sur del Mundo (Chile), the Winter Harbor Music Festival (Maine), the Narnia Music Festival (Italy), the Chautauqua Summer Music Festival (New York). With certification in the Fertman method of Alexander Technique, Nora Lee has presented seminars on the Alexander method at various festivals and institutions, such as Oberlin Conservatory.

Nora Lee is the founder and director of Flute at UCF, a program that includes the Flute at UCF Masterclass Series, the UCF Flute and Piccolo Summer Institute, and the UCF Flute Boot Camp. Through the Flute at UCF Masterclass Series, Nora Lee has hosted artists such as Sir James Galway, Michel Debost, Gary Schocker, Ransom Wilson, Hubert Laws, Jean Ferrandis, Paul Edmund Davis, Leone Buyse, Marianne Gedigian, Richard Sherman, Amy Porter, Carol Wincenc, Tadeu Coelho, Jan Gippo and Louis Herbine. In 2009, Nora Lee founded the UCF Knight Winds with the collaboration of Dr. George Weremchuk, a unique urban blend of saxophone and flute choir, along with a rhythm section. The group found immediate success and was featured at the 2011 National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina and the 2012 Florida Flute Association Convention. A celebrated educator, Nora Lee has received several awards for her teaching and innovation, including  the "Women Making History Award" for Faculty Women of Prominence at UCF, and the "Hispanic Women Who Make the Difference Award" by La Prensa, the premier Spanish newsweekly in Central Florida.

Nora Lee holds degrees from the University of Miami, the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. Her primary teachers include Michel Debost, Bernard Goldberg,Christine Nield-Capote, Carol Wincenc, and Bonita Boyd.

Education

  • D.M.A. in Flute Performance from University of Miami (1999)
  • M.M. in Flute Performance from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (1992)
  • B.M. in Flute Performance from Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico (1989)

Research Interests

Music and the Brain, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music, Latin American Music and Alexander Technique

Recent Research Activities

Latin American Music and Alexander Technique

Awards

2010 "Women Making History Award" Faculty Women of Prominence at UCF.

2009's "Hispanic Women Who Make the Difference Award" by La Prensa, the premier Spanish newsweekly in Central Florida. Education category.

Activities

Go to www.noraleegarcia.com

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80164 MUE2450 Woodwind Techniques Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 11:00AM - 11:50AM Not Online
No Description Available
81406 MUN3427 Fluteensemble Face2Face M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80276 MVW1211 Secondary Flute Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80281 MVW1411 Flute Ⅰ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80286 MVW2421 Flute Ⅱ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80290 MVW3431 Flute Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80521 MVW3431 Flute Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80295 MVW4441 Flute Ⅳ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80300 MVW5451 Flute Ⅴ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80615 MVW6461 Flute Ⅵ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11334 MUL2721 Survey of Latin American Music Web Web Available
No Description Available
18802 MUL4444 Woodwind Literature & Pedagogy Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Available
No Description Available
18803 MUL5447 Woodwind Literature & Pedagogy Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Available
No Description Available
11138 MUN3427 Fluteensemble Face2Face M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Available
No Description Available
10241 MVW1211 Secondary Flute Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10245 MVW1411 Flute Ⅰ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10250 MVW2421 Flute Ⅱ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10255 MVW3431 Flute Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10475 MVW3431 Flute Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10260 MVW4441 Flute Ⅳ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10264 MVW5451 Flute Ⅴ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10591 MVW6461 Flute Ⅵ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80171 MUE2450 Woodwind Techniques Ⅰ Face2Face M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Available
No Description Available
81522 MUN3427 Fluteensemble Face2Face M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Available
No Description Available
80283 MVW1211 Secondary Flute Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80288 MVW1411 Flute Ⅰ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80293 MVW2421 Flute Ⅱ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80297 MVW3431 Flute Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80531 MVW3431 Flute Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80302 MVW4441 Flute Ⅳ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80307 MVW5451 Flute Ⅴ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80641 MVW6461 Flute Ⅵ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Feb 13, 2017

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