Patricia George’s career has spanned more than 65 years of performing, teaching, and writing. After 12 years as editor and columnist of Flute Talk magazine, she continues her work as senior contributing editor and columnist for The Instrumentalist. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Joseph Mariano and earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and a Performer’s Certificate in flute. As a member of the Eastman Philharmonia, she toured Europe and the Middle East as part of a U.S. State Department–sponsored tour. She has taught applied flute in the Eastman School Preparatory Department, Idaho State University, Brigham Young University–Idaho, and the American Band College. For 13 years she was principal flute of the Sun Valley Symphony (formerly Elkhorn Music Festival), as well as for 19 years at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. With the Amadeus Trio, she presented over 90 concerts a year for several years throughout the Intermountain West. She has soloed with the Amarillo Symphony, Eastman-Rochester Symphony, Quincy Symphony, Brigham Young University- Idaho Symphony Orchestra, the Magic Valley Symphony, the Sun Valley Symphony, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Cumberland Orchestras, the Idaho Symphony, the Idaho State Civic Symphony, and the Wisconsin Lutheran College Orchestra. She has presented her Famous Flute Spa masterclasses for more than 300 universities, conservatories, public schools, and flute associations. She is the recipient of the 2017 Chicago Flute Club Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2023 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award.