Carla Rees is the Director of Tetractys Publishing, an alto and bass flute specialist, composer and arranger. She is Artistic Director of rarescale, and after four years as Programme Director for the British Flute Society International Convention, she is currently International Liaison for the National Flute Association of America. She studied flute and composition at the Royal College of Music in London, where she recently completed a PhD on extended techniques for Kingma system alto and bass flutes. She has had several hundred works composed for her to date, and has an active international performance career as recitalist and chamber musician. She is currently Programme Leader for Music at the Open College of the Arts, where she is developing a new distance learning music degree, and is a flute teacher and Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway University of London.