Frances Shelly is Professor of Flute at Wichita State University. As Principal Flute in the Wichita Symphony she has been featured on several occasions, including a performance of Cimarosa’s "Concerto for two flutes" with world renowned flutist, Jean Pierre Rampal. Originally from Dearborn, Michigan, she earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate of Music degrees in flute performance from the University of Michigan, where she was a student of Keith Bryan. A Fulbright Scholarship led her to study in Europe with James Galway, Jean Pierre Rampal, and Frans Vester. She has performed internationally with the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet; other appearances include the Bach Aria Festival and Institute in Stony Brook, New York, the National Flute Association convention in Washington, D.C., the War Memorial in San Francisco, and the American Guild of Organist national convention in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Shelly performed with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato on her intercontinental tour in October of 2003, which included concerts at Lincoln Center in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Wigmore Hall in London. They also performed together at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago and in Paris. In collaboration with organist, Steven Egler, she has commissioned, premiered, and recorded several new works for flute and organ. The Shelly/Egler Duo records on the Summit Record Label.

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Lieurance Woodwind Quintet
Wichita State University
School of Music, Box 53
Wichita, KS 67260-0053
(316) 978-6598