The Flute View Competition Winner Nicole Chamberlain

First of all, a warm THANK YOU to all the composers who submitted their work to The Flute View Composers Competition.  We received numerous promising entries this year.  The first place winner will be receiving a $500 stipend and a premiere of their work at the Flutes by the Sea Flute View Trio Concert July 10, 2015 at 7pm.  We are happy to announce the following The Flute View Composers Competition winner:


First Place:
Nicole Chamberlain - Percolate (see her biography below)


We were thrilled with so many other wonderful entries that we will be considering performing some or all of the following composer's works also on the Flutes by the Sea Flute View Trio Concert on July 10 at 7pm.

(in alphabetical order)

Eric Alexander - Moirai

Dr. Todd A. Harris - American Celebration

Jan Karman - Pastorale

Melissa Keeling - Solar Flare

Stephen Lee - Tango for 3

Eugene Magalif - Fugue

Tomás Olano - Picante

Connor Snow - Linden Oak

David Solomons - Freilach

Aaron Waldrupe - Three Songs




The Flute View Team


Nicole ChamberlainNicole Chamberlain (b. 1977) is a composer and flutist living in Atlanta, GA. In 2010, Nicole won "Audience Favorite" at the Atlanta Opera's first 24-Hour Opera Project for her opera "Scrub-A-Dub Raw" which resulted in the the Atlanta Opera's first ever commission of the children's opera, "Rabbit Tales", which received over 50 performances and kicked started her career as a composer. Nicole has also been commissioned by groups such as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Cuatro Puntos, Dahlia Flute Duo, Clibber the Jones Ensemble, and Hopewell Middle School Symphonic Band among others. In 2013, Perimeter Flutes commissioned Nicole to compose "French Quarter" which will had its premiere at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans, LA. She also won the 2013 Areon Flutes International Composition Competition which she was awarded a commission. Nicole received her Bachelors in Music Composition from University of Georgia where she studied with Dr. William Davis, Dr. Leonard Ball, Dr. Lewis Nielson and Dr. Roger Vogel and was selected for masterclasses with Charles Wuorinen and Joan Tower. Nicole, as a flutist, has appeared with such groups as Georgia Symphony Orchestra, duoATL, Mercury Season, Terminus Ensemble, Chamber Cartel, Perimeter Flutes, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, neoPhonia, Bent Frequency, Capitol City Opera, and Orchestra Atlanta. Nicole has participated in Masterclasses with Bradly Garner, Paul Edmund-Davies and Dr.Gordon Cole. Nicole's former flute teachers have included Donna Orbavich (Hong Kong Symphony), Lisa Wienhold (Alabama Symphony), Dr. Ronald Waln (University of Georgia) and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's principal flutist, Christina Smith. Currently she balances her time composing, teaching students, performing, and avoiding graphic design work as much as possible. Nicole lives in Doraville with her husband, guitarist and composer Brian Chamberlain. You can learn more about her and her music at

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