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 Spring 2014
CAFE Members

The Cortland Area Flute Ensemble’s members are area high school, college, and community flute enthusiasts looking to perform flute ensemble repertoire. Our primary focus is to foster musical partnership and growth for flute enthusiasts through repertoire, performances, and other flute related opportunities.

The Cortland Area Flute Ensemble (CAFE) started out as a way for SUNY Cortland flute students to find an alternative ensemble to perform in. Gradually the ensemble added members from the community and local high schools. Starting out with just six regular members, the ensemble has continued to expand over the years. CAFE is always on the lookout for new flute players to join the ranks and we have also offered membership to younger flute players, via an ensemble called CAFE Jr.

CAFE holds weekly rehearsals from 6pm to 8pm at OCM BOCES on Route 13 in Cortland. Though we no longer rehearse at the Dowd Fine Arts Center, SUNY Cortland's Fine Arts Department is still a partner of CAFE, and they provide us with an alto flute to use for rehearsals and performances, and also with access to their limited musical library of flute ensemble repertoire. CAFE is looking to raise funds to purchase music and a bass flute to enhance the dynamics of the ensemble.

In the past, the CAFE has performed for the Blue Frog Coffeehouse and the SUNY Interfaith Chapel. The CAFE would like to do performances twice a year in the local Cortland Community. A performance goal of the CAFE is to challenge ourselves with the wide range of repertoire available. In addition, the CAFE hopes to bring music to those not able to come to our formal concerts. The CAFE would like to participate in local educational programs teaching about the flute family, flute music, and other unique concepts to our ensemble.

For more information about the Cortland Area Flute Ensemble, or to make a donation, please contact Maria R. Mucaria, Director, at


 Fall 2013
CAFE Members

Fall 2012
CAFE Members

 Fall 2011
CAFE Members

 Fall 2010
CAFE Members 

 Spring 2010
CAFE Members 

 Fall 2009
CAFE Members 

 Spring 2009
CAFE Members




FALL 2016 (pending)

Maria R. Mucaria Baier

Amanda Berman

Alex Cottrell

Stephanie Hector

Ashley Jackson

Terry Mingle

Lois Pfister (Bass)

Ashleigh Pitcher

Jeanine Rose

Kaitlyn Rude

Kristine Sautter

Jean Tyler

Nancy Wheatley 



Aaron Baier

Terry Mingle
Juliana Mucaria
Maria R. Mucaria Baier
Michael Mucaria
Jeanine Rose