Nora Setliffe Kile, a Chattanooga native, earned her B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees in flute performance from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, where she studied with George Hambrecht who was principal flute of the Cincinnati Symphony. She is flutist for the New Art Trio and second flute with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra. A member of the UTC and Cadek faculty since 1974, she is currently head of the flute faculty at the Cadek Conservatory of Music, and is on the adjunct faculty of Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN.
She is a nationally recognized expert on flute choirs and has conducted flute choir workshops in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Minnesota, and North Carolina. An active member of the National Flute Association, she served as the Exhibitor's Showcase/Exhibitor's Concert Coordinator from 2004-2008, and has served on panels for flute choir organization and arranging at the 1996 and 1999 NFA conventions. She was a member of the 1989 NFA Professional Flute Choir, coordinated the flute choir reading sessions at the 1997 convention after conducting one at the 1995 convention, and was the conductor of the 1999 NFA Professional Flute Choir. She is a charter member of the National Flute Choir, which has recorded ten flute choir CD's to date. In 2006, she was also the guest conductor for the Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes, a flute band in Scotland.
She has been assisting with the flute ensembles classes at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in North Carolina since 1985, and has several flute choir arrangements published by ALRY Publications, Falls House Press, Little Piper and BRS Music, Inc., as well as arrangements for chamber trio and flute with band/orchestra accompaniment.