Eva Amsler, Professor of Flute at Florida State University, Eva previously served on the faculty of the State Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch (Austria) since 1982, teaching flute, pedagogy, and chamber music. She conducts master classes in Europe, the United States, and Asia. In addition, Ms. Amsler was a member of the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland) for twenty years. A pioneer on the wooden flute, she organized a worldwide series of concerts with THE DORIAN CONSORT and she has played various flutes in specially created concerts of new music with the ensemble ENIF - aktuelle Music. Her concert activity as soloist and chamber musician has brought her together with performers such as Auréle Nicolet, Barbara Schlick, and the Carmina Quartet. Ms. Amsler's CD recordings have been released on the Ambitus and Cavalli labels, and her performances have been broadcast in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Scandinavia and the United States. www.evaamsler.com
Brazilian flutist Carlos Feller received his Doctor of Music degree from The Florida State University. He holds a B.M. from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná – Brazil, and a M.M. in flute performance from The University of Southern Mississippi. Feller was prizewinner in competitions such as the William T. Gower Concerto Competition at USM, the state and regional rounds of the Music Teacher National Association, and the Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist competition. In 2011, he was one of the selected participants of the Young Artist Competition promoted by the National Flute Association. An enthusiast of new music for flute, Feller performed at the International Computer Music Conference in New Orleans, at the International Michel Debost Composition Competition in Curitiba-Brazil, and at the XV Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State University. Dr. Feller is Lecturer in Music at Ouachita Bapt. Univ. and adjunct instructor of flute at Arkansas State Univ.-Beebe.
Ellen Johnson Mosley is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - Flute at Morehead State University and Principal Flutist in the Cave Run Symphony in Morehead, KY. She has appeared as a guest performer with the Kansas City Baroque Consortium and is a founding member of Traverso Colore. She previously taught at Concordia University in Austin, TX and served as the President of the Austin Flute Society. Ellen holds flute performance degrees from Florida State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wichita State University. Her modern flute teachers include Eva Amsler, Marianne Gedigian, and Fran Shelly. She has also performed in baroque flute masterclasses for Na'ama Lion and Barthold Kuijken. www.ellenjohnsonmosley.com
Karen McLaughlin Large is Assistant Professor of flute at Kansas State University and teaches flute, music theory, flute methods, world music, and directs the KSU flute ensemble. Dr. Large earned her Doctor of Music, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as graduate certificates in Music Theory Pedagogy and College Teaching from the Florida State University. She studied with Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, Joshua Carter (under Charles Delaney), and Mara Rose Rys. Dr. Large is a founding member of Traverso Colore: Baroque Ensemble and performs with them throughout the U.S. She is also a member of the Florida Flute Orchestra, performing on the Sub Contrabass flute in G—one of only a few such instruments in the world. She has performed with several Florida orchestras and performed with the Konza Winds at the 2012 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest and performed in two concerts at the 2012 National Flute Association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Dr. Large is the creator of the Virtual Flute Choir.
Tammara K. Phillipsis the Instructor of Flute at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. She received the Bachelor of Music from Stetson University, the Master of Music from James Madison University, and the Doctor of Music from the Florida State University. Prior to her appointment at Stetson, Dr. Phillips served on the music faculties at Bethune-Cookman University, Carl Sandburg College, Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, the Florida State University, Seminole State College, and Western Illinois University. As an active member of the Florida Flute Association, Dr. Phillips is the Vice President and Coordinator of Competitions, and served previously as the Program Chair and Guest Conductor for the Honors Flute Choirs. She is also a frequent adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association, judging such events as All-State auditions, All-County auditions, and State Solo and Ensemble festivals. An avid baroque flute player, Phillips was awarded 3rd Place in the National Flute Association Baroque Flute Artist Competition in 2009. She is a founding member of the baroque flute ensemble Traverso Colore, comprised of past and present students from the Florida State University, and a founding member and principal flute of the New Score Chamber Orchestra (Orlando), and the Southern Winds professional wind band. She also regularly performs as substitute principal flute with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.
Sarah Jane Young has been a member of the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after her 2001 orchestral debut with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. Upon receiving her Master’s degree from Florida State University, Sarah Jane was selected as the Professor of Flute at the King Hussein Foundation National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. While there, she served as Principal Flute with the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, as well as the National Music Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. She has performed for both Queen Noor (Queen Consort of Jordan) and Princess Muna al-Hussein (Princess consort of Jordan). As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in Canada, England, Jordan, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, and throughout the United States. Performance venues include Sprague Hall, Woolsey Hall, Jerash South Theater in Jordan, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. She has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons, and Renée Fleming. As a chamber musician Sarah Jane currently performs with Bold City Contemporary Ensemble based in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a founding member of Traverso Colore, an all baroque flute ensemble; founding member of the Coreopsis Wind Quintet, winner of the Promising Young Artist Competition; founding member of Duo Velocipede, an adventurous flute and saxophone duo specializing in the music of Neil Anderson-Himmelspach; and founding member of award winning new music ensemble What Is Noise. Currently on faculty with Bethune-Cookman University, Sarah Jane has performed as a guest artist at the National Institute of Music in Costa Rica, Harford Community College in Maryland, Furman University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Chapel Hill, James Madison University, University of Missouri, Florida State University, and Webster University. This summer she will serve on faculty at both the Montelione Music Camp and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and she will also perform as a guest artist at the National Conservatory of Music in Bolivia.