Bravo, George Pope! - Media - Details
Bravo, George Pope!
Congratulations to George Pope, Tuesday Musical board member and chair of our Scholarship committee (and all-around great person), for receiving the National Flute Association’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award.
The NFA presented the prestigious award to George on August 11 during its annual convention in Orlando. Since its inception 1972, the NFA has grown to be the largest flute organization in the world, with more than 4,000 members from 50 countries.
A graduate of Northwestern University and The University of Tulsa, George moved to Akron in 1978, becoming a flute professor at The University of Akron as well as principal flute of the Akron Symphony. He stepped down from the Akron Symphony in 2002 and retired from UA in 2013. He joined the faculty at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in 2002, a position he still holds.
George is also well known for his involvement as a founding member of the Chamber Music Society of Ohio and The University of Akron's Solaris Quintet.
“As gratifying as it is to receive, this award is an expression of the generosity, inspiration, humanity and joy that each NFA member offers — all reinforcing the belief that our creative and educational ideals are important and worth struggling for, worth sharing, worth remembering,” George said.