Flute Studio Alumni

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Kimberlee Goodman (DMA 2007) graduated from Ohio State with a doctor of musical arts degree in flute performance in 2007. She now teaches at Otterbein University.

Rebecca Fiebrink (Bachelor's degrees in computer science and music, 2004) is currently a professor at Princeton University where she is doing research on computers, sound, and music - including the construction of systems to perform automated music recommendation and analysis - and the design of new musical performance interfaces. She also performs on flute and laptop with such groups as the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and PLOrk Beat Science. After graduating from Ohio State in 2004 with degrees in computer science and music, she received a master's in music technology from McGill University. For information about Prof. Fiebrink's publications, performances, and other activities, visit her Princeton University page.

Emily Butterfield (DMA 2003) is professor of flute at Central Oklahoma University.

Kelley Russell Latshaw (BM 2001) holds the Patricia M. Kinzer Flute and Piccolo Chair of the Bloomington (IN) Symphony Orchestra. She earned a master’s degree in flute performance from Boston University in 2003. After graduating she worked for Verne Q. Powell Flutes of Boston, and has been on the staff of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2005. In addition to the BSO, Kelley has performed regionally with the Bloomington Pops, Camerata Orchestra, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra; she has played in numerous recitals and chamber music performances at the Jacobs School of Music. Her other passion is helping animals;  she is a volunteer for the Bloomington Animal Shelter and Wire Fox Terrier Rescue Midwest. Kelley is married to Charles Latshaw (BME 2001), an orchestral conductor. He recently collaborated with flutists James Pellerite and Walfrid Kujala in recital, and with Mr. Pellerite on a recording of music for Native American flute and ensemble. The Latshaws live in Bloomington, Indiana with their fox terrier Lenny, who is training to be a therapy dog.

Jonelle Goldman (MM 2000) graduated from Ohio State in 2000 with a master of music degree in flute performance. She received her undergraduate degree in music education from SUNY-Fredonia. Ms. Goldman is currently the high school band director at Delaware Academy and Delhi Central Schools (Delhi, NY), a position she has held since 2000. She has also performed with the Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble since 2001. Ms. Goldman currently resides in West Oneonta, NY.

Therese Wacker (DMA 2000) is associate professor of music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, flutist with the Woodwind Forum and the Keystone Winds. A graduate of The University of Northern Colorado, she received her MM from the University of Wyoming and her DMA from The Ohio State University. Dr. Wacker is an active performer and clinician in the western Pennsylvania area. She has been a frequent soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Alleghenies and is substitute principal flute with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Wacker enjoys presenting master classes, especially with emphasis on the piccolo. She has been invited to be an artist/clinician for the Summer Music Festival at Allegheny College's Chamber Music Festival. As an adjudicator, Dr. Wacker has served for the Central Ohio Flute Association (COFA) Festival, the Pittsburgh Flute Festival and the Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, among others. She is a winner or finalist in several competitions including the Fischoff chamber music competition, MTNA, and the Denver CAS concerto competition. Her doctoral thesis, "The Piccolo in the Chamber Music of the Twentieth Century - An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works" is a comprehensive guide to chamber music of the twentieth century which includes piccolo and a history of the instrument. She has also published several articles on this subject in Flute Talk and The Instrumentalist. Projects include a commission for a Piccolo/Flute Concerto with Wind Ensemble by composer Bruce Yurko; this work was premiered and recorded in February 2003.

Dr. Wacker is the former principal flute/piccolo of The Air Force Band of Flight. She performed as a frequent soloist with the Band of Flight and taught master classes throughout the United States. She also served as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the Huffman Prairie Winds, the Band of Flight's woodwind quintet. As a member of the Air Force Band she recorded seven CDs including one for the Huffman Prairie Winds.

Leslie Goldman Maaser (DMA 1998) is the affiliate studio instructor of flute at Denison University. She is principal flutist with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, where she also serves as chairperson of the Orchestra Committee, flutist with the Columbus Camerata woodwind quintet, and Ohio Capital Winds. The Columbus Camerata was recently featured at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference for their clinic/performance on new woodwind quintet literature. Since the end of March, the Columbus Camerata has been giving numerous performances and clinics at high schools throughout North Carolina and will give a featured recital at Fayetteville State University. These performances and clinics will be recorded as part of a documentary.

Dr. Maaser has been a member of the Columbus Bach Ensemble and has performed with the Opera Columbus Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony. She has also performed with the Opera Theatre of Rochester (NY), Madison (WI) Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Rome Festival Orchestra, and the East Lansing (MI) Opera Company. She has performed as a soloist and served as a clinician throughout the Midwest, including as a featured soloist at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Ohio Wesleyan University, Central Ohio’s Contemporary Music Festival, the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Schoolcraft College, and Indiana State University. As a research competition winner of the National Flute Association, Leslie was selected to present a lecture/recital at the 2002 National Flute Convention in Washington, D.C. and was selected for publication in the 2002 summer issue of the Flutist Quarterly. Leslie received her doctor of musical arts degree in flute performance from The Ohio State University in summer 1998 under the tutelage of Professor Katherine Borst Jones. Leslie was a graduate teaching associate in flute at The Ohio State University from 1991-1994, and instructed some of Professor Jones’ students in winter 1994 while Professor Jones was on sabbatical. Leslie received her licensure in music education from The Ohio State University (summer 2006); her other music degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University. She was formerly on the music faculties of Wright State University, Valparaiso University, and Luther College. At Denison Dr. Maaser teaches private flute, directs the flute ensemble, and instructs an Introduction to Music course. In addition, she instructs flute at Chamber Music Connection.

Sarah Hart (BM 1991, theory and composition) is a singer/songwriter/producer living in Nashville, TN. She has several recordings out, both as an artist and a producer, and is currently signed to Spirit and Song Music in Portland, OR. Her songs have been recorded by numerous artists and published in several hymnals. She travels internationally as a solo artist and has won several awards for her music, which has been featured on Lifetime Television as well as the series Joan of Arcadia. She also writes music for the Nashville Children's Marionette Theater. Her best (and happiest!) work is in her jobs as wife to Kevin and mom to two girls, Adelaide (6) and Evelyn (4).

Sandra Lunte (BM 1987) is an associate professor of music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she teaches flute and music theory and coaches flute choir and woodwind trio. She runs the ULM High School Flute Camp and the High School Flute Invitational, two special recruiting events that are held annually. Dr. Lunte was the ULM Biedenharn Endowed Professor of Music from 2003-2006 and the recipient of a 2005 Louisiana Division of the Arts' Artist Fellowship. She used these funds to commission a work for flute and harp by world-renowned flutist/composer Gary Schocker, to give the world premiere of the piece at the 2005 National Flute Convention, and to record a compact disc featuring the piece. The recording was released in late 2006. This flute and harp duo has also been heard twice on National Public Radio's "Performance Today." Dr. Lunte has also recorded seven compact discs with the National Flute Choir, an ensemble comprised of flutists from around the country. Dr. Lunte is a member of many chamber groups, including the Louisiana Trio. This group was awarded a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Louisiana Division of the Arts. Dr. Lunte has received numerous Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Mini-Grants, and has performed and adjudicated at many state, regional and national flute conventions. A 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University where she studied with Overda Page and Katherine Borst Jones, Sandra Lunte received her MM from Western Michigan University studying with Charles Osborne and her DMA from Ball State University where she studied with Paul Boyer.

Ann Kozuch Fairbanks (DMA 1975) holds a bachelor of music from Oberlin, an MAT from Yale University, and a DMA from The Ohio State University. She is adjunct professor of flute and music history, and directs the University of St. Thomas Schola Cantorum. In addition to playing flute and Baroque flute with the UST Aquinas Ensemble, Bach Society Orchestra, Mercury Baroque and Ars Lyrica, she has presented lectures and published articles about Friedrich Kuhlau, a contemporary of Beethoven. Dr. Fairbanks is an active member of the Houston Flute Club and the National Flute Association. She is currently president of the Houston Friends of Music, an organization supporting the presentation of chamber music.