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December, 19, 2024
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM




Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson

The Flute Ensemble: An Extension of Flute Teaching

Clinic Synopsis:

As educators, many of us organize chamber ensembles to support our flute students. Are we using them to their fullest potential, to support pedagogical concepts we'd like to emphasize in studio class, or in applied lessons? Explore an approach to using (new!) works for flute ensemble to support larger goals for your flute section or applied studio.

Elizabeth Robinson - Biographical Information

Flutist and educator Dr. Elizabeth Robinson is an active soloist, orchestral, and chamber performer. Among her passions is the commissioning of new music and participating in exciting chamber ensembles, among them, Aviary, a quartet of professional flutists. In 2022, she joined the faculty at South Dakota State University. Known for her infectious energy and boundless enthusiasm, Dr. Robinson shared the stage with over a dozen orchestras and wind ensembles from coast to coast: in addition to her current position as the Diana Osterhout piccolo chair of the Topeka Symphony, she has held positions with the Heartland Opera, Salina Symphony, and Muncie Symphony (IN). She has performed both within the orchestra and as soloist with ensembles including the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Springfield Symphony (MO), Enid Symphony, Kansas State University Wind Ensemble, Wichita Grand Opera, and Colorado's MahlerFest, among many others.  In an effort to expand the flute repertoire, Robinson co-founded the Flute New Music Consortium (FNMC), and currently serves the organization as Vice President. Formed in 2013, FNMC has commissioned new works from composers such as Zhou Long, Carter Pann, Valerie Coleman, Samuel Zyman, Reena Esmail, and Kevin Day. Further, she coordinates the organization’s annual composition competition, and is proud of collaborations with several of its winning composers. Her debut album, Aviary, was released on Aerocade Music in 2023.