The College of Arts and Architecture

Eleanor Duncan Armstrong

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Flute

Eleanor Duncan Armstrong instructed the flute studio from 1983-2012. She also coached flute chamber music ensembles, and performed with The Pennsylvania Quintet and the Armstrong Flute and Percussion Duo.

As an orchestral flutist, she has performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the Breckenridge Colorado Institute, and the Oklahoma Symphony. She currently performs as flutist with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. With the Pennsylvania Quintet, she has toured extensively in the United States and Europe, including performances at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany. The quintet's compact disc recordings include American Wind Music, 20th Century Wind Chamber Music, and Recent American Works for Winds (Centaur CD label). The quintet has also been featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today and is a past winner of the National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition in Washington, D.C.

With the Armstrong Flute and Percussion Duo, she has presented master classes and recitals throughout the country. The duo is especially active in commissioning new works for the ensemble and has recorded Exotic Chamber Music (Centaur CD label) and Creative Mix (Gasparo). The National Flute Association has featured the Armstrong Duo in invited performances at four national conventions: New York City, Phoenix, Columbus, and Nashville.

Dr. Armstrong holds graduate performance degrees from the Juilliard School and the University of Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree in flute performance at Oklahoma City University. She was appointed to the Penn State faculty in 1983.

Recordings: 
Creative Mix Eleanor Duncan Armstrong and Dan Armstrong. Six recent works for flute and percussion duo by composers Welcher, Glassock, Wilson, Fenner, Hofmann and Tanner.  Gasparo Records GSCD-364

Creative Mix
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong and Dan C. Armstrong.
Six recent works for flute and percussion duo by composers Welcher, Glassock, Wilson, Fenner,
Hofmann and Tanner. 
Gasparo Records GSCD-364

Exotic Chamber Music Eleanor Duncan Armstrong and Dan Armstrong. Works by Philip Parker, Tauno Martinen, Elizabeth Walton Vercoe, Ingolf Dahl; Robert Mols, and John Luther Adams. Centaur Records CRC 2273

Exotic Chamber Music
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong and Dan C. Armstrong. Works by Philip Parker, Tauno Martinen, Elizabeth Walton Vercoe, Ingolf Dahl; Robert Mols, and John Luther Adams.
Centaur Records CRC 2273

Recent American Works for Winds Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Tim Hurtz, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran Including works by Cohen, Albright, Zahab, Benjamin, Wilsom and Bermel. Centaur Records, Inc. CRC2509

Recent American Works for Winds
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Tim HurtzSmith ToulsonLisa O. BontragerDaryl Durran
Including works by Cohen, Albright, Zahab, Benjamin, Wilsom and Bermel.
Centaur Records, Inc. CRC2509

20th Century Wind Chamber Music Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran, with Jan Wilson, mezzo-soprano. Including works by Stucky, Berger, Thorne, Bach, Schafer. Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2225

20th Century Wind Chamber Music
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith ToulsonLisa O. BontragerDaryl Durran,
with Jan Wilson, mezzo-soprano. Including works by Stucky, Berger, Thorne, Bach, Schafer.
Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2225

American Wind Music Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran. Including works by Fine, Rochbherg, Etler, Bach.  Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2085

American Wind Music
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith ToulsonLisa O. BontragerDaryl Durran.
Including works by Fine, Rochbherg, Etler, Bach. 
Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2085