The Tack Flutes
Learn about the history of each flute that is available for award each year.
Carol S. Holman
Carol was a friend to all and a native Wichitan. After graduating from East High School, she entered Wichita State University, where she earned her degree in music education. She taught in the schools in Minneapolis, Towanda, and Hugoton. Later she was principal flutist of the Wichita Symphony for nine years after helping found it.
Additional studies in flute and later in media took her to master classes and credit for classes at such places as Northwestern University, UCLA, Boston University, and Indiana University. After teaching flute at WSU for fourteen years, she became the director of the audio-visual department. She had earned a masters degree at Wichita State University and then a Specialist in Education Media Degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
George B. Tack had been her early teacher so it was natural for her to be a co-founder of the George B. Tack Memorial Flute Committee (now the Tack Flute Foundation). When she became ill, she directed that her flute was to go immediately to the committee for scholarship use upon her death.
Hers was a loving life of service to her family, friends, fellow musicians, co-workers, the University, Church, and community.