Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEFproject) is Arizona’s premiere flute ensemble organization. This exciting and adventurous flute choir program is based in the Phoenix metropolitan area and sponsored by the Music Department of Mesa Community College.
The original ensemble is the large flute choir or orchestra (the terms are used interchangeably) that is known as DEFproject. It was founded in 2006 by music director Christina Steffen and has become a nationally recognized flute choir selected to perform at several National Flute Association Conventions, The San Francisco International Flute Festival, the renowned Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, and the 2018 International Low Flutes Festival. Members are selected through an audition process and include professional flutists, music educators, college students, and community musicians from the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The newest ensemble is the Community Flute Choir, which formed in 2016 and brings together flutists of varying levels and ages (high school and older) without audition to enjoy playing music together.
Directions and parking: The Performing Arts Center is located on the southeast side of campus just south of Southern Avenue on Longmore. Parking is free.