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 is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music in Flute Performance at Florida State University. Feller holds a B.M. from The School of Music and Arts of Paraná - Brazil, and a M.M. in flute performance from The University of Southern Mississippi. Feller was a prizewinner in competitions such as the William T. Gower Concerto Competition at USM, state and regional rounds of the MTNA, the Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist competition, and in 2011 was selected as one of the participants of the prestigious 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, in the final round of the International Michel Debost Composition Competition in Curitiba-Brazil and in the 15th Biennial Festival of New Musical at Florida State University. He joined Traverso Colore in 2011.
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 Adjunct Professor of Flute at Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, and Eastern Florida State College and maintains a large private flute studio throughout Central Florida. Dr. Phillips 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. Her previous flute teachers include Robin Etter, Ellen Hinkle, Jean West, Carol Noe, Stephanie Jutt and Eva Amsler. An avid baroque flute player, Phillips was awarded 3rd Place in the National Flute Association Baroque Flute Artist Competition in 2009. She is also a founding member of the baroque flute ensemble Traverso Colore, comprised of past and present students from the Florida State University. Phillips is a founding member and principal flute of the New Score Chamber Orchestra, located in Orlando. She also regularly performs with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Winds professional wind band, and Tres Vientos, the faculty woodwind trio at Stetson University. She recently recorded and premiered a new work written for Tres Vientos by renowned composer Sydney Hodkinson. As an active member of the Florida Flute Association, Dr. Phillips is the Program Chair for the 2013-2014 annual conventions and has served as Chairperson for many different competitions, Guest Conductor for the Honors Flute Choirs, and has been a performer and clinician. In addition, Traverso Colore performs and conducts clinics at the annual conventions every year. Dr. Phillips also serves as adjudicator for many Florida Bandmasters Association events, including all-county and all-state auditions, and for state solo and ensemble festivals. She previously served on the music faculties at Carl Sandburg College, Western Illinois University, and the Florida State University, teaching various courses including applied flute, music appreciation, and performing with faculty ensembles.
Sarah Jane Young recently served as Principal Flute of the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, in Amman, Jordan. She also was the Professor of Flute at the National Conservatory of Music and performs with the faculty woodwind quintet. Currently Ms. Young is completing a Doctorate of Music in Flute Performance at Florida State University. In addition, Ms. Young performs with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and Traverso Colore. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Massachusetts, where she studied with Christopher Krueger, and the Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Florida State University, where she studied with Eva Amsler.
All members of Traverso Colore perform and teach baroque and modern flute. If you would like to contact an individual listed above please see their website or visit our Contact Us page with your specific request.