NORA KILE (b. 1949)
Nora Kile, a Chattanooga native, earned her B.M. and M.M. in flute performance from the CollegeConservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, where she studied flute with George Hambrecht and flute choirs with Robert Cavally. She is the flutist for the New Art Trio and second flute/piccolo with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra. She is head of the flute faculty for the Cadek Conservatory of Music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and is on the adjunct faculties of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN, and Bryan College in Dayton, TN. An active member of the National Flute Association, Kile was the Exhibitor’s Showcases/Exhibitor’s Concert Coordinator from 2004 to 2008. She has served on panels for flute choir organizations and arranging at the 1996 and 1999 NFA conventions and has conducted flute choirs at several of the conventions as well as led workshops around the country. She is a member of The National Flute Choir, and has assisted with the flute ensembles classes at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in North Carolina since 1986. She has several chamber trio and flute choir arrangements published by ALRY Publications and other publishers. In her spare time, Kile enjoys boating, water skiing, and scuba diving with her husband, and playing the harp, her musical “midlife crisis.” She and her husband have been adopted by their four cats, Merlin, Dusty, Blaze, and Skye.