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DEREK CHARKE is an award-winning composer and flutist. Derek has a catalogue of over 90 (available) works and has had many high profile commissions and performances by an impressive list of performers and organizations. Derek is currently a professor of music at Acadia University where he teaches composition and music theory. He continues to actively perform as a professional flutist and forms one half of the Charke~Cormier Duo. He is also co-director of the Acadia New Music Society and an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.