World Flute Society

 

Dr. Andra Bohnet

Flutist Andra Bohnet embraces a rich variety of musical styles with both virtuosity and sensitivity. In addition to her position as Professor of Music at the University of South Alabama where she teaches flute, music history/literature, and chamber music, she is the principal flutist with Mobile Symphony Orchestra where she has been a featured soloist on several occasions. Her newest chamber ensemble, the Trebuchet Wind Trio, released their debut CD Perpetuum Mobile in 2016. In addition to 2nd Breakfast, she has also played Irish flute, whistle, and Celtic harp in a variety of settings including Mithril, a high-energy Celtic/world music band which released seven CDs, and Liminal, a flute and percussion duo that crosses the threshold between ancient and modern musical idioms, with a bit of technology added into the mix.

Andra also recorded and toured previously with her chamber ensemble for flute and strings, the Silverwood Quartet, which has performed throughout the United States and in Japan. Also the group's primary arranger, Andra's creative charts capture the musical essence of styles ranging from Irish traditional to Tibetan Chant to alternative rock-and-roll.

Andra performs and records on flutes of all shapes and sizes (classical, traditional wooden, Baroque, and a variety of ethnic instruments), as well as Celtic harp. She has performed and presented at several National Flute Association conventions, as well as the Canadian Flute Convention, the World Flute Society convention, and the British Flute Society. In addition to fluting, Andra is a master martial artist, yogi, avid snow skier, techno-geek, and alternatively wishes she was a hobbit or a Jedi knight!