CORVALLIS, Ore. – The annual gathering of the Oregon State University Native American flute circle, led by instructor Jan Looking Wolf Reibach, is set for noon Wednesday, May 30, at the Student Experience Center plaza, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis.

The flute circle gathering, thought to be the largest in the world, brings together past and present students of Music 108, one of the most popular baccalaureate core courses at OSU, in a celebration of cultural diversity and togetherness. In May 2017, 537 participants joined together in the largest iteration of the event to date.

“Since time immemorial, music has brought people together for many different purposes,” Reibach said. “The students of the Native American flute course here at OSU are playing their flutes to celebrate cultural diversity and break the world record for the largest Native American style flute circle. The circle will consist of many different ethnicities and cultures, all playing together with one heart.”

The gathering is free and open to the public. Participants in the flute circle must be current or past enrollees of OSU’s Music 108 course. For accommodations relating to a disability, please call 541-737-4671.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.

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Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, zachary.person@oregonstate.edu

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Jan Looking Wolf Reibach, jan.reibach@oregonstate.edu, 971-241-9804