Awards & Honors

Chris Potter is contacted regularly by people all over the globe for advice about alto and bass flute, its repertoire, recommended brands, and solutions to problems with the instruments. Dr. Potter’s awards, honors, and commissioned pieces for low flutes show the contributions she’s made to the local, national, and international flute communities:


  • Current Chair, NFA Low Flutes Committee
  • Flute Choir Coordinator for the James Galway Flute Festival, Switzerland, 2014
  • Member (five years), NFA Pedagogy Committee, which compiled Repertoire Guide for the NFA’s 6000+ members
  • Assistant Program Chair, 2007 NFA convention


  • Won NFA’s Newly Published Music Competition for Halloween Duets and Alto and Bass Flute Resource Book 
  • Performed, by invitation, at two British Flute Society Conventions
  • Published 12 books
  • Invited to perform and present at over 20 NFA conventions
  • Commissioned and premiered works for alto and bass that are performed all over the world

Commissioned Pieces

  • Six Thorny Love Songs – alto flute, soprano – Sarah Dawson
  • The Spider and the Fly – flute, alto flute, bass flute, eflat flute, 3-part women’s chorus – Kay Gardner
  • Aspen Leaf Rag and Fugue – 6 bass flutes – Pat Holmberg – Voice of the Rockies
  • Stone Suite – solo alto, bass, eflat, c flute flute ensemble – Sonny Burnette – Pine Castle Music
  • The Night Before Christmas – flute ensemble and narrator – Sonny Burnette – Pine Castle Music
  • Celebration IV – flute, piano – Bill Douglas
  • O, Holy Night – mezzo soprano, alto flute, piano – arr. Pat Holmberg – Falls House Press
  • Karuna (transcribed) – bass flute, piano – Bill Douglas – Falls House Press
  • Baikal Journey – solo alto, bass, eflat, c flute and piano – Catherine McMichael – ALRY Publications
  • Obstinato and Scares – solo alto and bass flute, flute ensemble – Mike Mower – Itchy Fingers
  • Two for Two – alto and bass flute (1 player), piano – Katherine Hoover – Papagena Press
  • Ani Ma’Amin – alto flute, piano – Paul Schoenfield
  • Low Flutes At High Tides – low flutes ensemble – Matthias Ziegler – Tetractys Publications