Dr. Hal Ott

Dr. Hal Ott is professor of Flute at Central Washington University where he was honored with the title of Distinguished Professor. He serves as principal flute with the Yakima Symphony, and he has presented clinics, adjudicated, and performed in recital and as a concerto soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and China. He was a finalist in the prestigious Erwin Bodkey Competition in Boston and a winner of the National Flute Association (NFA) Professional Performers’ Competition. He served as program chair for the NFA, creating an exciting 5-day convention in Dallas for NFA 6000 members. He has published numerous articles in Flute Talk Magazine and The National Flutist Quarterly and has recorded seven CD recordings. He is also an author of the widely used pedagogical textbook, Teaching Woodwinds.