Nora Lee Garcia, is one of the most highly regarded flutist in the concert world today. A Powell Flutes Artist and Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Central Florida, appears throughout the United States, Europe, and South America as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. A frequent performer for the National Flute Association, including Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix, Washington, D. C., Tennessee, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Washington D.C. She has also appeared at International Flute Festivals such as: the Monterrey Flute Festival in Mexico, the Peru Flute Festival, Chile Frutillar Encuentro de Flauta del Sur del Mundo and the Spain Flute Festival. She participated as a judge for the International Flute Competition in Mexico City 2006 and the Chamber Music Competition at the National Flute Association 2006. Ms. Garcia’s recording was for Sony Picture End of the Spear 2006 and for the Warner Brother’s she recorded Music Expressions. She premiered many works including Under the Sultan by Gary Schocker (2011),Prelude and Dance by Howard Buss winner of the NFA Newest Competition 2004. Other premiered works by Orlando García El Silencio despues de la lluvia (France, Moulin Ande, 1999), Robert Brownlow Concerto for flute chamber orchestra and vibraphone (Michigan- Interlochen Music Festival 2001) and Edmundo Vazques Alturas II (Chile, Escuela Moderna de Música 2001. She plays with Rene Izquierdo, guitarist and both are part of the Mira Duo. This duo have a concert tour for 2016-2017 Paris, New York and Spain and will record their first CD in 2017.
Currently she is the principal flute of the Bach Festival Orchestra, Winter Park which she had played for 20 years. She is the co-founder and principal flute of the Florida Chamber Orchestra, Miami Florida. Nora Lee Garcia has studied with Bernard Goldberg, Michel Debost, Carol Wincenc, Bonita Boyd and James Galway.