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PKP Visiting Artist to Perform at Florida Tech

Flutist and scholar Pam Youngblood will hold a free public concert Jan. 30 at Gleason Performing Arts Center.

Youngblood, professor and chair of the Department of Music and Drama at Texas Woman’s University, is the 2016-2018 Phi Kappa Phi Artist. The nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society selected Youngblood for the honor because of her accomplishments as a musician, professor and campus leader.

Youngblood’s career as a performer and scholar spans 40 years. She has played concerts and recitals throughout the U.S. and in Germany, Spain, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Ireland, England, Scotland and the Czech Republic. She has also recorded two CDs and commissioned several composers to write new music for flutes.

First presented in 1983, the Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award recognizes the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts—creative, graphic, performing, visual and fine arts. The award is given once every two years. Recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium, a life membership and recognition at the Society’s biennial convention.

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