This annual convention draws almost 4,000 flutists from around the world.
Hand will perform a piece titled "Suite for Flute and Guitar" on Saturday by composer Jay Kacherski, who will also play guitar for this performance.
Hand teaches flute, chamber music, music history, ear training and music appreciation at McNeese. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Music degree and the Doctor of Musical Arts in flute performance from Louisiana State University.
She has toured England and Wales with the International Flute Orchestra and has been a performer at the William Bennett Flute Course in England. She has been awarded numerous arts grants, including the Louisiana Artist Fellowship.