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I will be performing on the Sunday after Thanksgiving on flute, with the Harrisburg Harp Orchestra.  Tickets available here:

East Meets West Collaborative

Please join Molly as she performs with the collaborative on February 4 at 4:00 PM in Mechanicsburg. The program will feature Claude Bolling's Suite for flute and jazz piano, and part of it will be with Mary McClain playing Oboe! There will be a live rhythm section as well.  Also, Molly will be playing Regrets and Resolutions by Gary Schocker.  Pictured at left is the group performing a Haydn London Trio at the Underground Bicycle Shop in Harrisburg. More info:



Harrisburg Choral Society Christmas Concert

Molly will be playing flute and piccolo with the brass and singers on December 17 at 3:00 PM in Harrisburg.  For more info:


Christmas Cantata

Please come out to hear Molly play in the Historic and Beautiful Silver Spring Presbyterian Cantata on Dec. 10 at 10 AM.  More information:


Molly will be performing principal flute with The Harrisburg Choral Society in "Carmina Burana"

This well-loved piece by Orff is spetacular and sure to be a crowd pleaser!  Performance is May 21, 2016 in Camphill.  for more information, visit the Harrisburg Choral Society's website at 


December 13, 2015: Annual Chrismas Cantata!

Please come out and enjoy yet another beautiful Christmas Cantata at the Historic Silver Springs Church, in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Molly will again be performing in an orchestra along with the choir to celebrate the season of peace and joy.  This will be part of the regular, Sunday morning services at this church. Two concerts:  9:00 Am and 11:15 AM.



Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center Open House, December 7,  2014

December 7, 2-4 PM.  Come on out to hear Molly and Flute student, Laura Downer, perform in the Celtic band.  Molly and several of her students will also be performing in the main building from 2:30-3:oo.

Talk to Molly if interested in lessons!



All invited to "Flute Ensemble Sight Reading Session",  December 7, 2014

Anyone in the area who is auditioning for the district band, PMEA 7, is welcome to attend this free class. It is also a makeup class for Molly's students.  It is from 5-6 at the Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center, in the upstairs classroom.  Just drop in, no need to register.   Get last minute advice on the Bach Sonata and you will have a chance to play along with other flutists with a harpsichord background track so that you can gain knowledge of the harmony and essence of the music.

Recital at Carlisle Musical Arts Club, November 11, 2014

Everyone is welcome to attend the Carlisle Musical Arts Club at the Carlisle YWCA at 7:30 PM.  Molly will be performing 2 Ian Clarke pieces: "Hypnosis" and "TRK's" with electronic backing track.  Come on out and see what the flute sounds like when you sing and play at the same time, and also hear other unusual sounds that the flute can produce!

Jesus Christ Superstar presented by Carlisle Theater Company in October 2014

Carlisle Theater's woodwind section

You will sure to be entertained and moved by classic musical!  Molly will be playing her flute in the orchestra and there are six shows at the Carlisle Theater.  Carlisle theater company is a fantastic local company with top-notch shows.  October 10,11,12, 17. 18 and 19.  For more information and showtimes, visit:

Performances of The Perfect 5th Bands at Harrisburg ArtsFest, May 25 (11-1) and Jubilee Day on June 19

Many of the Perfect 5th bands will  performing at ArtsFest and Jubilee day this May and August.  Come on out and hear Molly perform Grover Washington's "Mr. Magic" on alto flute and flute with the Teacher All-Star band!

Listen to students of the Perfect 5th play in many of the student band.  Flute Student Laura Downer will be performing with the Celtic band.

March 15 2014 BEST OF JENNY OAKS BAKER (internationally acclaimmed violinist)

Molly Shortridge (owner of KinderFlute Academy) will be performing her flute with Grammy nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker.


Best of Jenny Oaks Baker Concert

March 15, 2014,  7:30 pm

Grantham Church

421 Grantham Rd

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Jenny Oaks Baker - March 15, 7:30 pm
Internationally acclaimed and grammy nominated violinist
bringing a program in collaboration with local artists.


Potluck Flute Recital:

Summer or Fall, 2014 (Date not set yet)

Please stop by and listen to our 2014 KinderFlute class perform at The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center.  Also playing will be soloists of all skill levels, duos, summer 2014 flute ensembles and the summer camp participants. Come out and enjoy the picnic!

See you there!!!

The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center Recital:



April 27, 2014, 1:00

Open to flute students and ensemble students of Molly Shortridge who study at The Perfect 5th.  Students who are participating, please confirm with  Molly and starting selecting a piece to perform.









Many children play violin and piano at an early age, and the same is true for those who wish to play the flute.  A flute with a curved headjoint allows children as young as 4 begin to experience the joy of flute playing, giving a head start in music and learning.


Flute Instructor Molly Shortridge can be reached by phone at (717) 571-0640 or email at


Lessons and/or classes can also be arranged by contacting the following music schools:



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