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Molly Barth

Grammy-Award winning flutist Molly Alicia Barth is the Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Oregon. A contemporary music specialist, Molly was a founding member of the new music sextet Eighth Blackbird, and is a co-founder of the Duo Damiana and the Beta Collide New Music Project. Molly studied at the Oberlin College-Conservatory, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Northwestern University School of Music. Contact Molly at her e-mail.

Tina Bull

Tina Bull is an Emeritus professor and former music education coordinator at Oregon State University. BS, MS, Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, I have been a music teacher educator and choral conductor for 40 years. My new early retirement goal is developing expertise on the flute and finding opportunities to play in Portland.

Contact Tina at 541-231-7361 or her e-mail

Sebastien Ellis


Contact Sebastien at e-mail

Gail Gillespie

Flutist Gail Gillespie is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. She retired from "The President's Own", U.S. Marine Band, in 2009, after serving as principal flute for 26 years. A member of the Portland Columbia Symphony and active free-lance flutist in the Portland area, Gail teaches at Concordia University, and also welcomes private students of all levels at her NE Portland home studio. To contact Gail, please call 571-338-1103 or e-mail.

Emily Higgins

New to Portland, Emily Higgins has been teaching flute for over 20 years and is an orchestral and chamber musician. Students of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Contact Emily at her e-mail

Phyllis Louke

Teacher, Flutist and Composer. Information on the web page for Teaching Studio, compositions, performing and Rose City Flute Choir. Teaching articles and recommended repertoire for ensembles and flute choirs. Please contact Phyllis via e-mail.

Bonnie Mast


Contact Bonnie at her e-mail

Sandy Norman

Sandy Duffy Norman offers professional guidance for the complete flutist. Sunridge Flute Studios provides private instruction for all levels. Audition and solo preparation are a focus. Adjunct flute instructor at Western Oregon University, RoseWynde flute and harp, NFA, GPFS, MTNA, OMEA, NAfME. Contact Sandy in Salem, Oregon at 503-363-9870 or e-mail.

John C. Savage

John C. Savage holds a doctorate in flute performance from New York University where he studied flute technique with Keith Underwood and composition with Robert Dick. He has received honors and awards from the Oregon Arts Commission and Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council, and his compositions have been features by the National Flute Association.

Dr. Marilyn Shotola

Marilyn is flute professor emeritus at Portland State University, and a former member of Ensemble Viento, faculty woodwind quintet, whose CD, "Music of Eastern Europe", was highly acclaimed. She was also a member of the former Trio Spectrum, with Tomas Svoboda and Stan Stanford, with whom she recorded two CDs, "Music from Bohemia", and "Dreams of a Dancer". Currently she enjoys playing in her family jazz quartet, Studio 909. She is accepting adult students of all levels.

Contact Marilyn at her e-mail

Abigail Sperling

Abigail Sperling, DMA, has recently returned to Oregon from New Zealand and is actively involved in private teaching, masterclasses and performances throughout the Willamette Valley. Contact Abigail at 541-929-7306 or her e-mail.

Denise Westby

Flute Alliance is a partnership of professional performing musicians and organizations that offer flute education and performance opportunities to enthusiasts of all ages; Flute Boot Camps for youth to the BreakAway Flutist Vacations for adults and masterclasses for all ages. Contact Denise at her e-mail.

Dawn Weiss

Principal Flutist, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2005, "Flute Boot Camp" teacher, 2006-2009. ALL LEVELS WELCOME!!! Weekly lessons or short term projects. Solid Foundation, Artistic Expression, Performance Strategies, Preparation for Competitions, Recitals, College Applications. Now offering a limited number of student scholarships. Contact Dawn at 503-939-5068 or e-mail

Chris Wolken

Flute teacher of all ages and abilities, 25 years teaching public school band and orchestra, 10 years private teaching experience, 18 years 2nd flute with Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Contact Chris at 503-784-1929 or e-mail.


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