George Pope

Guest Clinician, Flute Choir Camp, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

George Pope is the Emeritus Professor of Flute at The University of Akron and Instructor of Flute at The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. Principal Flute of the Akron Symphony from 1978-2002, Mr. Pope has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and at the Spoleto Festival. He is a founding member of the Solaris Wind Quintet and the Chamber Music Society of Ohio. Mr. Pope was named “Arts Educator of 2009” by the Akron Area Arts Alliance. His solo CD “…some measures for living” was released in 2016 by Crystal Records. Laurence Vittes in Gramophone writes, “The wonder of Pope’s playing is how engagingly, articulately, flowingly and objectively he pours himself into the music….” (Sept. 2016) In August of 2018 he will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the National Flute Association.