We are excited to announce the release of our self-entitled album featuring several arrangements by Justin Hoke. To purchase click the link below.

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The duo shows a particular talent for giving a solid delivery of what makes the flute and guitar so suited to each other: the wind’s long vocal line and the wood’s rich harmonic lines and percussive sound. It is evident these two have played together for a long time, but that they also strive to keep it fresh. 

–BJ Nicoletti and Dirk Weiss, The Flutist Quarterly


Cypress Duo
is a flute and guitar duo based in Wilmington, NC. Justin Hoke, guitar, teaches music at University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Amanda Hoke, flute, is an active performer and teacher in and around Wilmington.

Amanda Hoke is an active teacher and performer in North Carolina. She has played the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Panama City POPS orchestra (FL), the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra (TN). She can be heard performing with the flute and guitar ensemble, Cypress Duo and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Her former teachers include Eva Amsler, Dr. Shelley Binder, Kathy Karr, and Dr. Stephanie Rea. She served as a graduate teaching assistant at University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Florida State University. She completed her doctoral studies in music from Florida State University in the fall of 2016. She currently lives in Wilmington, NC where she teaches general elementary music and flute. In March 2019 she was awarded the NC Governor’s Discovery Award. She is also the founder of The Flute Examiner, an online newsletter dedicated to flute and flute pedagogy.

Justin Hoke is an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator based in Wilmington, North Carolina. He has been featured as a soloist on classical and electric guitar with the Panama City Orchestra, Florida State University Orchestra, and the Appalachian State University Guitar Orchestra. He currently performs throughout the region as a member of the North Carolina Guitar Quartet. In 2013, Dr. Hoke joined the UNCW music faculty where he teaches classical guitar and music theory. He received his DMA in classical guitar performance from Florida State University where he studied with Bruce Holzman. Awards include first prize in the 2012 Florida State University Doctoral Concerto Competition, top prize in the 2010 Appalachian Guitarfest International Competition, and a top prize in the 2010 Music Academy of North Carolina Guitar Competition. Dr. Hoke has previously served as a guitar instructor at Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, Appalachian State University, and Emory and Henry College.




CD Release Recital

University of North Carolina – Wilmington
April 10, 2021 @4:00pm
Beckwith Recital Hall
Wilmington, NC 28403


University of North Carolina – Wilmington
September 20, 2019 @7:30pm
Beckwith Recital Hall
Wilmington, NC 28403
Cypress Duo will present Latin and South American Songs for the UNCW Alumni Faculty concert.


APRIL 2018
Appalachian State University
Hayes School of Music
Performance as part of App State Guitar Festival. Cypress Duo will be featured performers on the second night of the festival. CD will play arrangements by Justin Hoke and Gershwin.

SEPTEMBER 2018 – Canceled due to Hurricane Florence
University of North Carolina – Wilmington
September 14, 2018 @7:30pm
Beckwith Recital Hall

October 18th, 2018 @7:00PM
Private Event – The Music Circle


Raleigh Flute Association //Concert Series Performance

Meredith College, Raleigh
Sunday, February 12
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Carswell Recital Hall (Wainwright Music Bldg)

Several significant works for flute and guitar were written in the late 20th century by American composers. Cypress Duo will present a program featuring several of these works, including the entire collection of Robert Beaser’s Mountain Songs, based on Appalachian folk song, and Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata for flute and guitar. Other highlights include a newly transcribed work by Justin Hoke, 3 Preludes by George Gershwin, and a lesser known composition by Peter Schickele (also known as PDQ Bach). The performers will guide the listener through the program with short, intermittent discussions that introduce the context of each work.

MAY 2017
Cameron Arts Museum Performance
May 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cameron Arts Museum, 3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC United States 
Program: American Composers Works.


Coastal Carolina Community College Recital
January 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bodenhamer Fine Arts Auditorium Jacksonville , 
Sunday, January 24 at 3PM in the Bodenhamer Fine Arts Auditorium at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. Selections by Lindsey Jacob. More information TBA.

MARCH 2016
Community Music Academy Benefit – UNCW
March 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beckwith Recital Hall, UNCW
Wilmington, 28403 
Join the faculty of the Community Music Academy for a night of wine, silent auction, and great music!   For more info, please visit http://uncw.edu/music/academics/cma/

APRIL 2016
Lecture Recital – Florida State University
April 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dohnanyi Recital Hall – Florida State University Housewright Music Building, 122 N. Copeland Street 203
Tallahassee, FL 32306 United States 
The Cypress Duo will perform selections from Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser.

JUNE 2016
Leland Cultural Arts Center Performance
June 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way
Music from the United States!   More information to come

Lecture Recital – Florida State University
September 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Lindsey Recital Hall Tallahassee, FL United States 
Amanda Hoke will be presenting a lecture recital on twentieth century American flute and guitar compositions. Assisted by Justin Hoke, Guitar. Works to be performed: Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata for Flute and Guitar   Free and open to the public.

Radford University Fall Recital
October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 801 East Main St.
Radford, 24142 United States 
More information TBA


MAY 2015
Cameron Arts Museum Performance
May 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cameron Arts Museum, 3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC United States 
$5 – $10.00
Program: Brazilian Songs (traditional arr. Yvon Rivoal et Georges Lambert) Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Hector Villa-Lobos) Between 1930 and 1945 Hector Villa-Lobos wrote nine pieces titled Bachianas Brasileiras, (Brazilian Bachian-pieces) during a time when he had to compose mostly patriotic and propagandist works. These very different pieces are evidence of the composer’s love of Bach expressed in the forms and nationalism of the Brazilian Chôros, a popular instrumental genre of the time.  

JULY 2015
Hiddenite Center Performance
July 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hiddenite Center Hiddenite, NC United States 
For tickets and more information, visit the Hiddenite Center’s website HERE.     Information: When: July 23, 2015 Where: Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Educational Complex 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County Time: 7:00pm dinner followed by performance at 8:00pm Cost for Dinner and Performance: $16 per person, tax included. Cost for Performance Only: $10 per person, tax included. A menu of chicken cordon bleu casserole, potatoes with herbed.


MAY 2014
Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony – Chamber Music Concert
May 4, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem Street
Apex, NC United States 
The Cypress Duo is the guest artist for the Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra.    

University of North Carolina Wilmington Recital
October 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beckwith Recital Hall, UNCW
Wilmington, 28403 
Join us for an evening of flute and guitar music.  Justin Hoke will be performing solo and duo pieces as well.


For bookings or general inquiries please contact us at info[at]cypressduo.com.