A native of Jacksonville, FL, Allison Duncan earned a B.M./Flute Performance in 2014 from Florida State University and an M.M./Flute Performance in 2016 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She was a finalist in the 2013 Florida Flute Association College Young Artist Competition and tied for first place in 2012. A winner of the 2010 Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Young Artist Competition, she was a soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in masterclasses with William Bennett, Jeanne Baxtresser, Leone Buyse, Jill Felber, Angelieta Floyd, and Richard Graef. She has held private teaching positions in the Jacksonville and Kansas City areas and currently teaches in Atlanta, GA. Her principal teachers include Deborah Heller, Eva Amsler, and Mary Posses.
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.
The Florida Flute Association is a state-wide 501c3 non-profit organization for students, flute teachers, and performers. We hold several events during the year as well as our annual state convention. The annual convention includes various concerts, competitions, scholarships, and exhibits from the flute industry.