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Two flutes and a piano at Grace

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SAINT AUGUSTINE – Music for Two Flutes and Piano will be presented at 5 p.m April 7 at Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St. Featured will be flutists Melissa Lucia and Christine Alicot and pianist Michael Clark presenting music by Hughes, Doppler, Delibes, J.S. Bach, Brahms and Chopin.

A freewill offering will be accepted, and limited parking is available.

Melissa Lucia, a native of New Orleans, graduated with honors from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, in, Lafayette, with a Bachelor of Music Education. She was privileged to receive additional intensive training with flutists from the New Orleans Philharmonic, primarily Max Schoenfeld and Richard Harrison. After 6 years of military service in the U.S. Army, achieving, the rank of Captain, Melissa returned  to civilian life to pursue her musical studies. A charter member of the Gainesville Orchestra (33 years), she has performed in orchestras in Kansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and Florida. Melissa is also a Florida State Licensed and Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage therapist, maintaining a private practice in Palatka.

Christine Alicot, a native a Paris, began her early flute studies with renowned flutist Rene Leroy at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Paris. She received First Prize from the Versailles National Conservatory in flute performance in 1977, and Second Prize in Chamber Music the same year. From 1979 to 1992, she taught flute at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory in Paris while performing as a soloist. She studied Music Therapy in Zurich, Switzerland, from 1979 to 1992, and created Musical Pathways, at organization dedicated to using music as a way to grow (you can visit her Website at

As a resident of Gainesville, Christine teaches and is a freelance performer in the US as well as in Europe. She has been the principal flutist of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra since 1998.

Michael Clark has recently retired after a career of teaching at community colleges in Tennessee and Florida where he taught courses including piano, organ, music theory, sight singing and has served as musical director for over 50 productions as well as arranging, recording soundtracks, composing and serving as musical consultant for over a dozen more.

In addition he has served as interim and substitute organist and/or choir director for several area churches and was musical director for Florida’s State Play “Cross and Sword” for two seasons.  A native of Abingdon, Virginia he earned degrees in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and The Catholic University of America and has studied with Samarah Bellardo, Julio Esteban, Elisabeth Katzenellenbogen(technique) and Marilyn Neeley.

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