Shaul Ben MeirMr. Ben-Meir is the founder and music director of the Michigan Flute Orchestra and widley recognised for his transcriptions and arrangements of symphonic repertoire for the flute orchestra medium. former flutist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 1962 he was awarded the Silver Medal at the International Wind Competition in Helsinki, Finland. Appeared frequently in solo recitals and masterclasses around the country and as a member of the Renaissance Woodwind Quintet. He was principal flutist of the Haifa Symphony, under Sergiu Comissiona from 1961 until he was invited to the United States as Visiting Professor of Music at Ithaca College in 1965. Subsequently, he was appointed Artist-in-Residence at the University of Buffalo, participating in modern music research and performance under Lucas Foss. He studied both in his native Israel and in England.His teachers includedGeoffrey Gilbert, Joseph Mariano, and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Mr. Ben-Meir has recorded solo albums and CDs with Golden Crest, Coronet, and MegidoRecords.