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 since 2000. He served as Flute Choirs Coordinator for the NFA from 2007 to 2012 and High School Flute Choir Coordinator from 2012 to 2014. Currently he serves as Flute Choir Coordinator for the Mid-South Flute Society.
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.