Background & Experience

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (1975) and Teaching Certificate in Elementary and Music Education (1976) from University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Student of Burnett Atkinson (1971-75), former Piccoloist of Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony
  • Performer at masterclasses taught by Zart Dombourian-Eby (piccolo), Carol Wincenc, Keith Underwood, Ervin Monroe, John Barcellona, Bernard Z. Goldberg

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE:

  • Extensive ensemble performing experience on both piccolo and flute (1971-present)
  • Extensive performing experience on bass and contrabass flutes (1990-present)

Orchestral Experience:

  • Currently Principal Flute with Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (2002-present)
  • Freelance Soloist and as Orchestra Member on flute and piccolo, including Sunset Presbyterian Church (1991-2006), Beaverton Christian Church (2002-2008) and Songs of Celebration (2000)
  • Piccolo with Portland Chamber Orchestra (1993 & 1994), Beaverton Chamber Orchestra (1994, 2000), Jewish Community Center Orchestra (1978-79), Ventura (California) Symphony (1975)
  • Principal Flute with Oregon Chamber Players (1996)
  • Principal Flute and Piccolo with Pacific Coast Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California in professional pit orchestra for musicals (1975-78), and UCSB (University of California at Santa Barbara) Opera Orchestra (1975)

Wind Ensemble Experience:

  • Flute and Piccolo with Oregon Symphonic Band (1990-present, Principal Flute since 2001)
  • Principal Flute and Piccolo with UCSB Wind Ensemble (1971-76)
  • First Flute and Piccolo with Pacific Crest Wind Ensemble (1991), Beaverton Community Band (1979-83, 1990-94)

Other Ensemble Experience:

  • Professional chamber ensembles Madera Woodwind Quintet and Satin Strings
  • Extensive experience as a church & synagogue musician, including St. John Fisher Church (2002-present) and The Grotto (2006-present)
  • Performer at National Flute Association Conventions with Oregon Flute Ensemble (1998, 2000) and auditioned Professional Flute Choir (1993-2010, 2013, 2015-16)
  • Bass and Contrabass Flute with National Flute Choir in Charlotte, NC, Recorded ten CD’s (1998, 1999, 2001, 2004)
  • Concert tours in France (Provence & Dijon) with Flutes of Boston (2002) and Florida Flute Orchestra (2005)
  • Flute and Contrabass Flute with International Flute Orchestra (formerly American Flute Orchestra) on annual international tours to Europe, Asia and South America (1997-present)
  • Recorded CD Serenity with American Flute Orchestra (2005)
  • Performer with Rose City Flute Choir (1990-present), and Music Director (1996-present)
  • Flute and Piccolo with professional flute quartet, Silverwind (1991-1997)
  • Flute and Bass Flute with Portland Flute Quartet (2003-2006)

Conducting Experience:

2004 Professional Flute Choir

2004 Professional Flute Choir

  • Rose City Flute Choir Music Director and Conductor since 1996
  • Colorado Flute Choir Festival, May 2016
  • Mid Atlantic Flute Convention, High School Flute Choir, Reston, Virginia, February 2016
  • Quad Cities Flutes Unlimited 30th Anniversary Concert, Moline, Illinois, April 2013
  • Florida Flute Convention, High School Honors Flute Choir, Orlando, Florida, January 2013
  • Alla Breve Flute Choir, Phoenix, Arizona, November 2012
  • Wisconsin Flute Fair, Flute Choir Reading Session, April 2012
  • Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir, Reston, Virginia, February 2010
  • Flute Choir & Ensemble Masterclass, Arizona Flute Society, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2008
  • Student Flute Festival, Cleveland Flute Society, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2008
  • Florida Flute Fair, Orlando, Florida, Flute Choir Reading Session, January 2006
  • National Flute Association Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, Professional Flute Choir, August 2004
  • Victoria (BC) Conservatory, Flute Choir Reading Session, March 2002
  • National Flute Association Convention, Dallas, Texas, High School Flute Choir, August 2001
  • National Flute Association Convention, Phoenix, Arizona, Flute Choir Reading Session, August 1998

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Performed and presented workshops nationally:  Florida Flute Fair, Olympia (WA), Victoria, BC (Canada), New Jersey Flute Day, New York, Cleveland (OH), Phoenix (AZ), Bozeman (MT), Chicago Flute Fair (IL), Washington D.C., Davenport (IA), Inland Empire Valley Flute Day (CA), and NFA Conventions in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio,  Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Performed internationally:  Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, and Turkey.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1992-present         Private Flute Teacher, Beaverton, Oregon     Large private studio:  students ages 6 to adult

2006-2012             Lake Oswego School District

  • Waluga Jr. High, Band Teacher and Flute Instructor, Southside Beginning Band Program (2009-2012)
  • Lake Oswego Jr. High, Band Teacher and Flute Instructor, Northside Beginning Band Program (2006-2009)
  • Lakeridge High School, Woodwind Chamber Music Instructor (2006-2009)

2009-2012            Beaverton School District – Whitford Middle School     Assistant Band Director

2004-06                St. Cecilia’s School, Beaverton, Flute Instructor

1998-2000            Waluga Jr. High, Southside Beginning Band Program, Lake Oswego School, District Band Teacher and Flute Instructor

CLINICIAN EXPERIENCE:

2010 – present       Flute Instructor at South Metro Band Camp, Beaverton/Hillsboro, OR

1998-present         Flute Clinician at

  • Mountain View Middle School, Beaverton
  • Whitford Middle School, Beaverton
  • Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego
  • Lincoln High School, Portland
  • Highland Park Middle School, Beaverton
  • Oregon City High, Oregon City
  • Cedar Park Middle School, Beaverton
  • Aloha High, Aloha
  • Beaverton High, Beaverton
  • Hillsboro High, Hillsboro
  • Century High, Hillsboro
  • Milwaukie High, Milwaukie
  • Centennial Middle School, Gresham
  • Central Catholic High, Portland

2000-2004             Southwest Music School Summer Band Camp, Beaverton, OR, Flute Instructor

GUEST ARTIST:

  • Interlochen Adult Flute Choir Camp, Traverse City, MI, Guest Clinician, 2016
  • Colorado Flute Choir Festival, Colorado Springs, CO, Guest Conductor, 2016
  • Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, Reston, VA, Guest Conductor Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir 2016
  • Inland Empire Valley Flute Society, Flute Festival, Grand Terrace (Redlands), CA, 2014
  • Quad City Flutes Unlimited 30th Anniversary Concert, Davenport, IA;  Workshops at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) and St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA), 2013
  • Florida Flute Convention, Orlando, Florida; Workshops and Conduct High School Honors Flute Choir, 2013
  • Alla Breve Fall Concert, Phoenix, AZ, 2012
  • Wisconsin Flute Festival, Appleton, WI, 2012
  • New Jersey Flute Day, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2011
  • Upper Midwest Flute Choir Showcase, Minneapolis, MN, 2011
  • Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Reston, Virginia:  Guest Conductor Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir, 2010
  • Chicago Flute Festival, Evanston, Illinois:  Workshops, 2009
  • Masterclass, Alaska Flute Studies Center, Anchorage, Alaska, 2009
  • Flute Choir & Ensemble Masterclass, Arizona Flute Society, Phoenix, Arizona, 2008
  • Student Flute Festival, Cleveland Flute Society, Cleveland, Ohio, 2008
  • Flute Plus XXXI, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Scarsdale, New York, 2007
  • Florida Flute Fair, Orlando, Florida:  Workshop, Flute Choir Reading Sessions, 2006

JUDGING  EXPERIENCE:

  • Alaska State Solo Competition, 2009
  • Oregon State Solo Competition, 2003, 2005, 2008
  • District 3 (Oregon) Solo & Ensemble, 2012-2015
  • Lower Columbia River Music Educator’s Association High School Division Solo & Ensemble (Washington), 2009
  • Three Rivers League & District 13 (Oregon) Solo & Ensemble, 2007
  • District 15 (Beaverton/Hillsboro) Solo & Ensemble, 1999-2000, 2003-06, 2014
  • Bend-Redmond Solo & Ensemble, 1999-2000

WORKSHOPS & PANEL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Tuning, Tone, and Technique for Flutes Big and Small, Colorado Springs Flute Choir Festival, May 2016, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Assessment Triage for New Students, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, February 2016, Reston, Virginia
  • Panel Presentation on Making Your Flute Fair Fantastic, NFA Convention, August 2015, Washington, D.C.
  • Big Flutes, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2015
  • 10 Activities to Teach in Sectionals, National Flute Association Convention, August 2013, New Orleans, LA
  • Getting Beginners Off to a Good Start, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2013
  • Good Beginnings, (Getting Beginners Off to a Good Start), NFA, August 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Warm-up and Coaching, New Jersey Flute Day Guest Artist, Drew University, March 2011
  • Flute Choirs from A to Z, and Sonic Adventures:  Exploring Cool Flute Sounds, Upper Midwest Flute Choir Showcase, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2011
  • Phrasing Workshop, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2010
  • All You Wanted to Know About Big Flutes, But Were Afraid to Ask, and Sonic Adventures:  Exploring Cool Flute Sounds, Chicago Flute Festival, November 2009
  • Fun with Extended Techniques, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2006
  • Fun with Extended Techniques, Florida Flute Fair, January 2006
  • Sonic Extensions:  The ABC’s of Teaching Extended Techniques (Panel Presentation), National Flute Association Convention, August 2004, Nashville
  • Panel Presentation on Stress-Free Studio Policies, National Flute Association Conventions, August 2001, 2002

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

  • First Lessons for the Beginning Flutist, Part 2, October 2015, Flute Talk Magazine
  • First Lessons for the Beginning Flutist, Part 1, September 2015, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Big Flute Basics, July/August 2015, Flute Talk Magazine
  • A Fresh Look at Breathing, Tone, Articulation and Dynamics (An Afternoon with Keith Underwood), February 2012, Flute Talk Magazine
  • My First Convention – Los Angeles, 1992, July/August 2011, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Teaching Rhythm Using Rhythm Words, November 2010, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Have Flute, Will Travel, February 2010, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Developing Studio Policies, September 2009, Flute Talk Magazine
  • 10 Flute Tips for Band Directors, May 2009, The Instrumentalist
  • Ten Things that Every Band Director Should Know About Flutes, Jan-March 2009, Band World Magazine
  • Teaching Stage Presence and Bowing, December 2008, Flute Talk Magazine
  • So You Want to Be a Flute Teacher, October 2008, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Opening a Teaching Studio, December 2007, Clavier Magazine
  • How to Start Your First Teaching Studio, November 2007, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Teaching Tone Production, March 2007, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Avoidable Flute Problems, January 2007, The Instrumentalist Magazine
  • Good Flute Position, November 2006, Flute Talk Magazine
  • Big Flutes, November 2005, Flute Talk Magazine

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