History of the Pikes Peak Flute Choir

The Pikes Peak Flute Chior through the ages


The Pikes Peak Flute Choir was established in 1984 by director, Anne Martin, and had just 12 members. The organization received its non-profit status in 1988 as The Pikes Peak Flute Choirs, Inc.


In 1994, Karen Morsch took over as director and the choir grew to 40 members by the time the choir celebrated its 30th anniversary in early 2014.


The 30th year of The Pikes Peak Flute Choir kicked off with a winter concert featuring the debut of the subcontrabass flute (the only one in the state of Colorado!) as well as a solo by Colorado Springs Philharmonic principle flutist, Paul Nagem. A larger gala event was held at Stargazers on May 4, 2014.


In the spring of 2015, PPFC member and Resident Composer, Akio Lis, won the Madison Flute Club contrabass flute solo composition contest. The Pikes Peak Flute Choir plans to feature this piece at the March 13, 2016 concert.


At the end of the regular 2014/2015 season, Karen Morsch was promoted to Director Emeritus and Treese Kjeldsen took over the director's baton.


At the end of the regular 2015/2016 season, Treese Kjeldsen retired to the mountains and was promoted to Head Guest Director. Assistant Conductor, Akio Lis, was promoted to Director.


Be sure to check out the slide show below, created by PPFC member, DeLyn, for our 30th Anniversary Gala Event. It has lots of wonderful historical photos and images of PPFC memorabilia.