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William Underwood III, Flute and Carl Blake, Piano
February 27, 2024
William Underwood III, Flute and Carl Blake, Piano

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WILLIAM UNDERWOOD  III (flute) holds a Bachelor of Science in Music degree from Florida A&M University and a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Wayne State University.  Mr. Underwood has toured Japan extensively with Kyodo Tokyo Inc. and regularly works as a solo, collaborative, and recording flutist. William is a recent transplant to the Bay Area from Detroit.  Currently, he is the executive manager of Flute World in the North Beach district of San Francisco.

CARL BLAKE (piano) holds three degrees in piano performance: Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) from Boston University, Master of Arts from San Jose State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Cornell University. Dr. Blake has performed three times in Weill Recital Hall (formerly, Carnegie Recital Hall) and has toured in Russia, France, England, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands as Artistic Ambassador with cellist Kim Cook (Distinguished Professor of Music at The Pennsylvania State University) for the United States Department of State.  Currently, he serves as Director of Music of The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco and teaches piano in his private studio in Oakland.  Mr. Blake is a member of the Board of Directors of Noontime Concerts San Francisco.