Toot in Common
Central PA Flute Choir
State College
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About Us

After returning from a tour of the Baltic States with the International Flute Orchestra, Judy Moore was inspired to form a flute choir in State College, PA. Toot-in-Common is the result.

Flute players from central Pennsylvania meet weekly in preparation for concerts. Our literature consists of popular and classical favorites arranged for flute choir and works written especially for flute choir. Instrumentation includes up to 4 piccolos, 16 C flutes, 3 alto flutes, 3 bass flute, and 1 contrabass flute.

Toot-in-Common has performed at State College First Night, at The People’s Choice Festival, State College Rotary, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College, Trinity Lutheran Church in State College, and Bellefonte’s Victorian Christmas.

Performances

Future Performances

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Spring Concert, May 4th 2019, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, State College, 7:30 PM Add To Calendar
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Past Performances

First Night, December 31st 2016, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, State College, 11 AM

10th House Recital, June 19th 2017, Oak Leaf Drive, State College, 7:30 PM

Spring Concert, May 15th 2017, Trinity Lutheran Church, State College, 7:30 PM

Fall Concert, November 13th 2017, Trinity Lutheran Church, State College, 7:30 PM

Victorian Christmas, December 9th 2017, Trinity United Methodist Church, Bellefonte, PA, 9 AM

First Night, December 31st 2017, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, State College, 3:30 PM

11th House Recital, April 8 2018, Oak Leaf Drive, State College, 7 PM

Spring Concert, May 14th 2018, Trinity Lutheran Church, State College, 7:30 PM

Flutopia for 5K runners at Tudek Park, State College, a quintet from Toot-in-Common, July 28 2018

Christmas Concert, December 3rd 2018, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, State College, 7:30 PM

Spring Concert, May 13th 2019, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, State College, 7:30 PM

12th House Recital, June 2nd 2019, Oak Leaf Drive, State College, 3 PM

Victorian Christmas, December 14th 2019, Trinity United Methodist Church, Bellefonte, PA, 10 AM

Holiday Concert, December 16, 2019, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, State College, 7:30 PM

First Night, December 31st 2019, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, State College, 3:30 PM

We're grateful to the following organizations for inviting us to play

Listen Online

Scherzo-Tarantella, Henri Wienawski, Op.16, Arr. Gudrun Hinze
Score available from ALRY Publications, LLC
Recorded with permission from ALRY
Performed at the Toot-In-Common virtual recital August 31, 2020.

With kind permission from SCHOTT MUSIC, Mainz.
Check out their website: https://en.schott-music.com/shop/3-virtuoso-flamenco-studies-noq24801.html
Performed at the Toot-In-Common virtual recital June 1, 2020.

Membership

Toot-in-Common was formed to provide flute players an outlet for their passions.

New members are encouraged at any time.

Just come with a desire to play, improve, and contribute to the group!

In interested in joining or looking for more information, send us an email.

Reasons to join Toot-in-Common:

You own and play a member of the flute family: piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute.

You enjoy playing fun but challenging music.

You want to play because you love music.

Rehearsal Schedule

Toot-in-Common meets weekly at the director’s home.

About the Director: Judy Moore

Recent Performances

In 2018, our director was on tour in Portugal with the International Flute Orchestra, directed by Dr. John Bailey. Performances occurred on May 20th in Lisbon, May 22nd in Porto and May 26th in Coimbra; also to Boston and then Iceland with the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra, directed by Paige Dashner Long, July 13th-24th. Included were a performance in Boston at the New England Conservatory July 15, and three concerts in Reykjavík and other Icelandic communities. Subsequently Dr. Moore participated in the National Flute Association‘s Annual Convention in Orlando August 9th-12th. Performances included “Remembrance and Healing Concert: A Tribute for teacher Peter Lloyd,” Friday August 10th in a group with nine other flutists, and also August 10th, the Gala Concert with 125 low flutes including alto, bass and contra flutes, a world premiere entitled “The Terrible Tubes Take Over the Town.”

Biography

JUDY MOORE received a Ph D in Music Education from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004. Other degrees include a Master of Music in Flute Performance and Bachelor of Music in Music Education both from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.

Performing experiences include baroque flute soloist with the Penn State Baroque Ensemble, State College, Pennsylvania in 2006 and 2008; solo recitals with Howard Palmer at Foxdale and the Village; solo recitals at Fairhaven, Sykesville, Maryland; flute soloist in the Music at Riverdale concert series, Riverdale, Maryland from 2002 to 2005; and principal flute with the Prince George’s Philharmonic Orchestra from 1979 to 1985.

Judy was Competition Coordinator of the National High School Flute Choir from 1996 to 2001. In 1994 Ms. Moore directed the National High School Flute Choir in Kansas City. She has coordinated National Flute Association Flute Choir Reading sessions for the conventions in Boston, Los Angles, and Washington; and, performed at NFA Convention in Washington, DC on Baroque Flute. As a clinician on computers and music, Judy has given presentations for the National Flute Association, Maryland Music Educators, Prince George’s County, and the Flute Society of Washington.

Judy was, until July 1, 2003, head of the Music Department at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt where she directed the Flute Choir, produced the annual Music Theater production, taught Choir, Piano/Guitar, and Recording Technology.

Since moving to State College in September 2005, Judy has formed a flute choir. The group calls itself “Toot-in-Common”.