Administrative Staff





Rachel Ciraldo is the Development Coordinator and Office Manager for the Hattiesburg Concert Association. She has several years of non-profit administrative experience and has served on the board of the Louisiana Flute Society for the past six years. She is the Principal Flutist of the Baton Rouge and Meridian Symphony Orchestras and has played with classical guitarist and husband, Nicholas Ciraldo, for more than twenty years. Ms. Ciraldo was the instructor of flute at Southeastern Louisiana University from 2007- 2013 and has served as a visiting instructor of flute at both Louisiana State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Ciraldo won Third Prize and the award for the Best Performance of the Newly Commissioned Work in the 2007 National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. She also won first prizes in the 2006 Byron Hester Flute Competition, 2002 James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition and the 1998 Flute Festival Mid-South Young Artist Competition. She holds degrees from Indiana University and Boston University. “For me, FestivalSouth summarizes what music and the arts mean to humanity, and Hattiesburg is the perfect place for this realization – bringing community together through inspiring, entertaining, and educational cultural experiences. “


June 1 - June 17, 2017

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This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.



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