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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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Department of Music - Heidi Alvarez

Heidi Alvarez

Heidi Alvarez

Office:  FAC 321
Phone:  (270) 745-4696


HEIDI ÁLVAREZ is Associate Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches flute, flute choir, and music theory.  She is the Treasurer and a board member for the Flute Society of Kentucky.  Additionally, she plays second flute in the Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green and is a mother of three. Dr. Álvarez, an avid supporter of new music, released compact disc recordings that feature commissioned flute chamber music: Flute Chamber Music by Michael Kallstrom; Volume One (CRC 2911) released in 2007 and Volume Two released in 2012, both on the Centaur Records Label; The Light Wraps You on the MSR Classics Label (MS 1217).  Dr. Álvarez holds degrees in flute performance from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and from The Florida State University (M.M. and D.M.).  Her former flute teachers include Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, and Charles DeLaney.  Prior to her appointment in Bowling Green, Dr. Álvarez taught flute and numerous courses in music theory and musicology at California State University, Chico.

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