About

I am a flutist and piccolo-player who specializes in classical solo and ensemble (small or large) performance. However, I do have experience playing flute with jazz ensembles. I also teach private lessons.

From mid-August to early May, I am in Columbus, OH. During the summer, I am in Kansas City, MO. I am unavailable during the month of July. I am flexible with distance and with types of gigs. I’m available for weddings, private events, musicals, community bands/orchestras, and more. Contact me for rates and availability.

Sonata for Solo Flute, John La Montaine, Movements 1 and 4, “Questioning” and “Rakish”
January 28th, 2020

In addition to the flute, I have an extensive choral background and I play the electric bass. Feel free to contact me about those opportunities as well.

Education

I have studied with five professional flutists, most notably Dr. Lisa Jelle at Capital University, Elaine Brown at William Jewell College, and Dr. Gina Hart-Kemper at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

I am currently completing my Bachelor of Instrumental Performance degree at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Ensembles/Performances

  • Capital University Chapel Choir, Lynda Hasseler, conductor (2019-2020)
    • alto
    • performed Grant Us Peace program at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY (March 8, 2020)
  • Capital University Symphonic Winds, Jeff Gershman, conductor (2019-2020)
    • 5th chair flute
    • performed Still I Rise program at CBDNA North Central Division Conference in Chicago, IL (February 20, 2020)
  • Famous Jazz Orchestra, Vaughn Wiester, conductor (2019)
    • performed “Summertime” on flute at Clintonville Woman’s Club in Columbus, OH (September 2, 2019)
  • Liberty Summer Community Band (2019)
    • 5th chair flute, piccolo
    • performed “Stars and Stripes” piccolo solo at Liberty North High School in Liberty, MO (June 30, 2019)
  • Lexington Civic Orchestra (2019)
    • 1st chair flute, piccolo
    • performed “Stars and Stripes” piccolo solo at Christ Church Episcopal in Lexington, MO (June 9, 2019)
  • Youth Symphony of Kansas City, Kirt Mosier, conductor (2018-2019)
    • 2nd chair flute, piccolo
  • 2019 American Choral Directors Association National SSAA Honor Choir, Dr. Sandra Snow, clinician (2019)
    • alto
    • performed at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO (May 2, 2019)

Awards and Honors

  • Capital Conservatory Flute Studio Award recipient (2020)
  • Capital Conservatory Music Award recipient (2019-2020)
  • Runner-up for Capital Conservatory Scholarship Competition (2020)