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Vida couple sell renowned Oregon Flute Store

Jeff and Jo Ann Calavan of Vida, founders of the Oregon Flute Store, sold their over 27-year-old Vida business. They are retiring after nearly three decades of building a vibrant flute community and serving Native American flute enthusiasts. Their store was known for offering popular flutes, protective flute cases that they designed and made, songbooks that they published, and other merchandise.

Jonny and Maria Lipford of Cedar Rapids, esteemed figures in the flute community, have announced their acquisition of the Oregon Flute Store. “We’re deeply honored to continue the legacy that Jeff and Jo Ann have cultivated,” Mr. Lipford said in a statement. “Their commitment to the community has been unwavering, and we carry this responsibility with profound respect.” The Oregon Flute Store is set to embark on a new chapter under the Lipfords’ stewardship, rebranded as the Horizons Flute Store. The Lipfords’ vision for the Horizons Flute Store involves honoring the legacy of the Oregon Flute Store while broadening its offerings and services.

Jeff and Jo Ann have retained the Custom Flute Shop and Jeff will continue to make one-of-a-kind dream flutes by hand for customers. Their new website- is in the process of being built but you can contact Jeff directly at [email protected] or 541-525-3724 if you’re interested in learning more about his flutes. Please no solicitation calls.


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