Second-year MM in Flute Performance student, Abigail Helton, was selected as a winner of the Florida Flute Association Convention Advanced Masterclass Competition. Her reward was the opportunity to perform with Grammy Award-winning artist Nestor Torres.
She performed the Sonatina by Henri Dutilleux on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the FFA Convention in Orlando. The next day, she performed in the Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition semifinals. She advanced to the final round, performing the Trail of Tears flute concerto by Michael Daugherty in front of a packed house at the Reilly Arts Center in Ocala.