Ms. Blackburn is principal flutist with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Breckenridge (CO) Music Festival. She has numerous credits with major performing arts organizations including the Aspen Music Festival, the South Bohemia Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. She also performs with her husband, Drew Lang, in their flute/marimba duo. A prize-winner of the Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, the Ft. Collins Young Artist Competition and the Aspen Wind Concerto Competition, Ms. Blackburn also works closely with many living composers including Dan Welcher, Simon Sargon, Martin Amlin and G.Bradley Bodine as a core member of Voices of Change. Helen holds degrees from West Texas State University and Northwestern University. Her primary teachers (to whom she is forever indebted) were Sally Turk, Walfrid Kujala and Brad Garner with additional influence from James Pellerite.
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