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Mr. Kelly Via

Title: Part Time Faculty
Phone: 678-717-3917

Office: Music 119A, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Flute, Flute Ensemble/Choir, Arrangements/Compositions for Flute Choir


Kelly Via received the Bachelor of Music from Drake University and the Master of Music from East Carolina University.  He is the piccoloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and Macon Symphony Orchestra.  A flute choir enthusiast and arranger, Kelly has been selected to perform with the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir each year from 2000 to 2016.  He served as Flute Choirs Coordinator for the NFA from 2007 to 2012 and High School Flute Choir Coordinator from 2012 to 2014.  He was chosen to conduct the Windy City Flute Orchestra to open the 2014 NFA Convention and the NFA Collegiate Flute Choir in 2017.

Kelly has appeared as guest conductor for flute choirs in Arizona, Canada, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia.  His arrangements and compositions for flute choir, available through Nourse Wind Publications, include winners in the NFA’s 2002 and 2013 Newly Published Music Competition and a finalist in 2004.  Kelly teaches flute at Mercer University, University of North Georgia and the Atlanta Music Academy.  He also directs the Mercer University and Atlanta Metro Youth flute choirs and the UNG Flute Ensemble.


  • M.M., Flute Performance, East Carolina University, 1984
  • B.M., Flute Performance , Drake University, 1976


All arrangements/compositions for flute choir published by Nourse Wind Publications:

  • America the Beautiful by Samuel A. Ward/arr.Via (2002)
  • Appalachian Suite (2004)
  • By Kells Waters (2000)
  • ‘Cross The Wide Missouri (2009)
  • Fanfare 36 (2008)
  • Fantasia on Red River Valley (2010)
  • French Nativity Suite (2008)
  • Remembrances Vol. 1: Debussy (2012)
  • The Earle of Oxford’s Marche by William Byrd/arr. Via (2002)
  • The Girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim/arr. Via (2013)
  • Three Korean Folk Songs (2000)

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