Resume

~ EDUCATION ~

STUDY           

McGill University, Doctor of  Musical Arts in Performance, 1996.                        
Fulbright Scholar, Independent study in Canada, 1995-96.
Banff Centre for the Arts, Long-term residency, Fall 1995. 
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Master of Music, 1991.
Eastman School of Music, Bachelor of Music, high distinction, 1990.
Royal Northern College of Music, Transfer student, England, 1987.

TEACHERS           

Timothy Hutchins, Principal Flutist, Montreal Symphony.
Samuel Baron, Professor, SUNY Stony Brook.
Bonita Boyd, Professor, Eastman School of Music.
Leone Buyse, Professor, Sheppard School of Music, Rice University.
Trevor Wye, Former Professor, Royal Northern College of Music.

~ PERFORMANCE ~

SOLO

Salt Spring Island Festival, Bach, Brandenburg No. 2, 4, & 5, Salt Spring Island, BC, 2009.
University of Oregon Wind Ensemble,
Mower, Concerto, Eugene, OR, 2008.
Token Creek Music Festival
: Bach, Brandenburg No. 4 & 5, Madison, WI, 2001 & 04.
Northern Arizona University: Rodrigo, Fantasia para gentilhombre  Flagstaff, 2004.
Madison Symphony Orchestra: Bach, Orchestral Suite in b minor, U of W, 1996.
Brandenburg Ensemble: Bach, Brandenburg No. 4. in Lincoln Center, NY; Kennedy Center, D.C.; and Symphony Hall, Boston, 1990.
National Repertory Orchestra: Mozart, Concerto in C for flute and harp, 1990.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Doppler, Hungarian Fantasy, 1986.
Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra: Bach, Brandenburg No. 2, 1986; Mozart, Concerto in D Major, 1983.        
Boston Premiere Ensemble: Telemann, Concerto in e  for flute and recorder, 1985.

ORCHESTRAL

Vancouver Opera Orchestra, extra flutist, 2011 & 2012.
Colorado Music Festival,
extra flutist, summer 2005 & 06.
American Sinfonietta, principal flutist, summer 2002.
Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, extra flutist, 2001.
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, principal flutist, 2001- present.
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, extra flutist, 2002.
Madison Symphony Orchestra, principal flutist, 2000-01, & 1996-97.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, extra flutist, 1997-99.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra, principal flutist, 1998.
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, extra flutist, 1998-99.
Victoria Symphony, extra flutist, 1998.
Colorado Springs Symphony, second flutist, 1992-93.
Alexander Schneider’s Brandenburg Ensemble,1990-92.
Indian Hill Symphony Orchestra, principal flutist, Boston, 1991-92.
National Repertory Orchestra, Keystone, CO, summer 1990.
Schneider’s  Festival Orchestra, principal flutist, Carnegie Hall concerts, ‘88 & 89.

CHAMBER

Forbidden Flutes, Take the L Train CD; performances in AZ, CA, BC, FL, TN; Yukon tour, CBC broadcast, 1999-present.
Comox Music Festival, Farr and Aguila performances with members of the Vancouver Symphony and Opera, July 2012.
Modulus Festival, several performances on Music on Main Series, Vancouver, BC, 2010.
Vancouver New Music Ensemble, Vancouver, 2009.
University of Oregon Faculty Quintet, Eugene, 2007-08.
Fireworks Ensemble, guest artist with this visiting ensemble at U of O, 2007.
Painted Sky Music Festival, series of eight self-produced events, Flagstaff, June 2003-6.
Kokopeli Quintet, Northern Arizona University, 2001-02.
Banff 20th Century Opera Program: Henze El Cimarron, Banff and Toronto, 1994.
Divine Winds,  performances throughout BC and CBC broadcast, 1998-2000.
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.  Performed over 60 works, Aspen, summers ‘91-’93.
ALEA III and LUMEN Ensembles, Boston, 1991-92.
Wilson Wind Quintet.  Awarded full scholarship as ensemble-in-residence at Eastman in 1989; semi-finalists at Munich International Competition in 1989; prize winnersat Coleman Chamber Music Competition in 1989; finalists at Chicago Chamber Music Discovery Competition; performed throughout New York, Germany,and Japan, 1986-90.

RECITALS

Seattle Flute Club, Seattle, WA, 2010.*
Music on Main, Vancouver, BC, 2010.
Anaheim NFA Convention,
Anaheim, CA, 2010.
Syrinx Flute Club,
Winnipeg, MB, May 2009. *
Royal Conservatory, Copenhagen, DK, October 2006. *
University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, Feb 2006. *
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, Oct 2005. *
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2005. *
Tucson Flute Club, Tucson, AZ, Feb 2005. *
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Feb 2005.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Jan 2005. *
Felbermeyer Center, Gaschurn, Austria, March 2004.
University of California-Santa Barbara, CA, January 2004. *
National Flute Convention, Nashville, TN, August 2004. *
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, April 2003 & May 2007. *
Arizona Flute Society, Glendale Community College, AZ, Feb 7, 2003. *
Haines Junction Convention Center, Yukon, Canada, Jan 10, 2003. *
Duke University, Raleigh, NC, Guest Artist Series, Nov 23, 2002. *
Greater Boston Flute Association, Boston College, MA, March 2003. *
Jewish Community Center, Vancouver, BC, Feb 2001.
Roundhouse Community Center, Vancouver World Music Festival, BC, Feb 2000.
Banff Centre for the Arts, May 1999, February 1999, Nov 1995.
Duxbury Art Complex, MA, March 1998 & May 1993.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Guest Artist Series, WI, Nov 1997. *                       
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, May 1996. *
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, March 1996. *
Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, PQ, May 1995.
Maryville University, St. Louis, MO, Nov 1993.
Boulder Public Library, CO, May 1993.
Unitarian Church, Colorado Springs, CO, May 1993.

RECORDINGS

Palindrone, The Blissology Project yoga DVD set with Eoin Finn, 2011.
Forbidden Flutes,
Take the L Train, jazz/classical duo CD, 2008.
Carl Fischer, Expressive Etudes for the Flute, solo flute CD/book, 2003.
Carl Fischer, demo recording of new band arrangements, AL & FL, 2003-06.                       
Mandala Records, Echoes of a Blue Planet, Flute and Piano, 1999.
CBC recording, Henze, El Cimarron, Banff 20th Century Opera, 1995.
SONY Classical CD, Live at Osaka, Eastman Wind Ensemble, 1990.
RICORDI, Pecou, Sett Bodour, Banff Centre artists, 1995.

AWARDS AND HONORS

NAU Intramural Grant Program Award, new faculty grant, 2002.
Max Stern Major McGill Fellowship, two years of graduate study funding, 1993-95.
Flute Talk National Competition, prize winner, 1992
Performer’s Certificate, Eastman School of Music, 1990.           

~ TEACHING  EXPERIENCE ~

PERFORMANCE INSTRUCTION

University of Oregon, assistant professor, 2007-08.
Northern Arizona University, assistant professor,2001-06.
University of Wisconsin at Madison, visiting assistant professor, 2000-01, & 1996-97.           
McGill University, teaching assistant. Taught private lessons and techniques classes, gave master classes, and coached chamber music for performance majors, 1993-95.
Private studio, since 1981.  Guest clinician, adjudicator and coach at numerous universities, community music schools, youth orchestras, festivals, and school programs.
Saint James Music Academy, private flute instructor and chamber music coach for El Sistema style school in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, providing free music education for inner city children, 2011-present.

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

Northern Arizona University, Flute Methods, taught once weekly to education majors, Pedagogy, taught once weekly to wind, brass, and percussion performance majors, ’03-06.
University of Wisconsin, Flute Fundamentals.  Taught education majors twice weekly, set curriculum and designed exams, ‘96-’97, ‘00-’01.
SUNY Stony Brook, teaching assistant.  Lead weekly class tutorials for an Introduction to Music seminar, designed term projects, and presented lectures, ‘91-92.

MASTER CLASS INSTRUCTION

All Universities listed under Recitals with a * symbol, 1996-present.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2009.
University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2009.
Snowwater Flute Festival, Mt. Baker, WA, 2009 & 10.
Rocky Ridge Music Camp, Estes Park, CO, July 2009.
Seattle Music Festival, Seattle, WA, April 2009.
British School, Paris, France, November 2006.
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Jan 2006.
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2001-06.
Kiwanis Music Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Feb 2000 & Yukon, April 2000.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2000-01, 1996-97.
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, April 1997.           

YOGA WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION

National Flute Convention, New York, NY, August 2009.
Slovenian Flute Festival, Ljubljana, SL, November 2006.
Copenhagen, Austin, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Austria, Santa Barbara, Eugene, Raleigh, Boston – yoga workshops presented with above recitals.
The Whole Flutist, Flagstaff, AZ, Aug 2003.
What Every Flutist Needs to Know About the Body, Redwood City, CA, July 2003.
Portland Flute Fair, Portland, OR, April 2003.
Tucson Flute Fair, Tucson, AZ, March 2003.
Air Horns Conference, French horn workshop in Payson, AZ, Jan 2003 & 2004.
Raleigh Area Flute Association Fair, Durham, NC, Nov 2002.
Bellingham Music Festival, Bellingham, WA, summer 2002.
Greater Boston Flute Association, Boston, MA, March 2002.
Northern Arizona University, Yoga for Musicians weekly course, 2001-03.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yoga for Musicians weekly course, 2000-01.
Vancouver, BC, various weekly course throughout the city, 1999-2000, 1996, sub teacher 2010.            

~ OTHER ~

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Flute Association,  Chair of Career and Artistic Development Committee, Organizer of Schwantner Commissioning Consortium in Sam Baron's honor, Founder of Generation X Showcase 2004 - 06, adjudicator for Young Artists’ Competition, 2000 and High school Soloist Competition, 2003.
Arizona Flute Society, adjudicator for Young Artists’ Competition, 2002.

BODY AWARENESS TRAINING

Yoga, 1990-present.  Certified hatha and ashtanga yoga instructor since February 1999.
Alexander Method, 1990-96.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, yoga instructor, 2010-present.
Cottage Hospice,
volunteer therapeutic musician, Vancouver, BC, 2009.
Northland Hospice Bedside Musician, weekly performance for hospice patients, 2003.
Flagstaff Medical Center Bedside Musician, weekly performance for patients in the Cancer Center and the Pediatric Wing, 2002.
Flagstaff Biking Organization, commuter bicycle advocacy, volunteer to annual Bike to Work Week, trail building volunteer, 2002-05.
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, crisis line counsellor, feminist advocacy for women in court trials, welfare disputes, and finding housing, 1997-98.

ACTIVITIES

Ficition and poetry writing, travel, cooking, tennis, swimming, running, cycling, activism, art, skiing, climbing and meditation.