LINDA CYKERT , Flutist, teaches at Elon University and is a member of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Roanoke Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, and NC Symphony. She was a winner of the National Flute Association’s Solo Masterclass Competition, won positions in the 1993-1996 NFA Professional Flute Choirs, and was a judge for the 1997-2000 and 2002 Newly Published Music Contests. Ms. Cykert performed with Sheridan Stokes, Hollywood Flutist and Professor of Flute at UCLA at the 2001 and 2005 National Flute Association Conventions. In August 2005, Ms. Cykert performed with Los Angeles Composer-Guitarist Christopher Caliendo at MusikFest in Bethlehem,PA. Ms Cykert , a Conn-Selmer Artist, along with Ohio’s Katie DeJongh, presented “New Strategies for Student Flute Performance” at the August 2006 National Flute Association Convention. Cykert also performs frequently in the Triad of North Carolina area.