I have been principal flute with the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the incomparable Yoichi Udagawa, since the 2004-2005 season. I also play flute for the Franklin Performing Arts Company for their musicals (The Wizard of Oz (2005), Cinderella (2006), Into the Woods (2007)), and second flute/piccolo for their annual Nutcracker production.
I teach flute privately and at Northeastern University. I was Visiting Instructor of Flute at the University of Massachusetts - Boston for the summer semester 2000 and during the fall, 2003, and visiting Flute Professor at Rhode Island College for the spring 2007 semester. I have enjoyed coaching chamber ensembles at the Composer Conference at Wellesley College during their 2005, 2007, and 2008 sessions. I am now Assistant Director, Winds for the conference. My past performances page lists my concert appearances, programs and program notes.
My undergraduate studies were at Lawrence University, where I worked with Fred Schroeder and got a double degree in Flute Performance and Slavic Literature. I got my Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the Stony Brook University, where I studied with Samuel Baron. My Doctor of Musical Arts degree is from the Manhattan School of Music, New York City. I studied there with Thomas Nyfenger. Other flute study includes work with Robert Dick, Henry Zlotnik, and Bernard Goldberg. For three summers I studied in Nice, France with Andras Adorjan and I have also participated in masterclasses with Robert Aitken (Banff, Canada), Jeanne Baxtresser (Banff, Canada), and Eleanor Lawrence (Chatham, MA). I received a Masters of Science degree in Library Science from Simmons College.
For six years I was President of the Pappoutsakis Memorial Fund, which presents the annual Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, and I was the founding Secretary/Treasurer of the Greater Boston Flute Association and served on their advisory board. From 2003-2006 I translated and wrote abstracts of Russian music periodicals for Harmonie Park Press. (I never dreamed when I got those two undergraduate degrees that I would ever be able to use them together!) I have also translated Nicolai Tcherepnin's memoirs for the Tcherepnin Society (2008) and submitted articles on the Tcherepnins and Samuel Baron for Andras Adorjan's Flutists' Lexicon (2008).
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