Joyce Catalfano, associate professor of flute at WVU , will celebrate her 25th year as a member of the WVU music faculty with a recital, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Creative Arts Center.

The concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall and is free and open to the public. Piano accompanist will be Kathy Winkler.

Catalfano also will be joined by string faculty colleagues Laura Kobayashi, violin; Harold Levin, viola; and William Skidmore, cello, in the performance of the Quartet in A Major for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello by W. A. Mozart.

Also on the program is The Medieval Suite for Flute and Piano by Katherine Hoover, a native of Elkins, who now lives in New York City as a prominent composer, flutist and conductor.

Breakers for Flute and Piano is by WVU Composer-in-Residence John Beall, who is also celebrating his 25th anniversary on the music faculty during 2003. Catalfano and Beall both came to the College of Creative Arts in the fall of 1978.

Catalfano holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Ithaca College in flute performance and has studied with Joseph Mariano, William Kincaid, and Marcel Moyse. She has performed as principal flutist of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Karel Husa and has been heard on NPR ’s Performance Today featuring the music of women composers. Several of her students have won national competitions and hold positions in the U.S. Navy Band, while others have college appointments in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois and New York.

For more information, call the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4841 ext. 3108.