Flute Festivals

Over the years I organized several flute festivals and master classes. I was honored to host some of the world's most renowned flutists including James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alexa Still, Elizabeth Rowe, and many others. Most recently, I hosted Gary Schocker in Albany NY in collaboration with the Capital Region Flute Club (October 2019). I founded the Middle Tennessee Flute Society and hosted several festivals while I was a flute professor at MTSU. I continued hosting festivals when I moved to Albany, NY, where I am currently Professor of Flute at The College of Saint Rose. I received grants through MTSU, the Brannen-Cooper Fund, and Burkart Flutes to help support funding for the events.

Roster of Flutists I hosted:

  • James Galway

  • Jean-Pierre Rampal

  • Viviana Guzman

  • Michel Debost

  • Susan Milan

  • Ervin Monroe

  • Erik Gratton, principal flutist of the Nashville Symphony

  • Robert Aughtry, flutist with The United States Army Band

  • Inna Gilmore

  • Jan Vinci, Skidmore College Distinguished Artist in Residence

  • Elizabeth Rowe, Principal Flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Linda Chesis, Manhattan School of Music Professor and international soloist

  • Alexa Still, Oberlin Conservatory Professor and international soloist

  • Amy Porter, University of Michigan Professor

  • Gary Schocker