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
Jessica Dunnavant teaches at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont Academy in addition to maintaining a large flute studio in metro Nashville, TN. She plays Baroque flute and recorder with Music City Baroque, and she is a member of their Musicians' Council. A founding member of the Greenbrook Ensemble, she and saxophonist Paula Van Goes have recently released their self-titled debut CD. Dr. Dunnavant has several arrangements for flute and saxophone available through Dorn Publications, and since August 2011 she has been a monthly columnist at http://www.musiccollective.org/. She is the Vice-President/President-Elect of the Mid-South Flute Society. Dr. Dunnavant holds degrees from the University of Maryland-College Park (DMA), Florida State University (MM), and Middle Tennessee State University (BM). She has been a regular member of the Jackson and Paducah Symphonies and a sub with the Nashville, Tallahassee and Central Wisconsin Symphonies. Previous visiting professor appointments include Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Florida State University. Her teachers were William Montgomery, Charles DeLaney, and Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough.
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.
Dr. Mosley is the Chair of the Career and Artistic Development Committee for the National Flute Association and Associate Principal Flutist in the Delano Chamber Orchestra. She serves on the music faculty of Butler Community College and on the Board of the George B. Tack Memorial Flute Committee as well. Dr. Mosley previously taught at Concordia University in Austin, TX and served as the President of the Austin Flute Society. She holds flute performance degrees from Florida State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wichita State University. For more information please visit: 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.
Dr. Phillips maintains a large private flute studio in Central Florida and is the Music Library Assistant in the School of Music at Stetson University. In the 2009 Baroque Flute Artist Competition at the National Flute Association Convention in New York City she was awarded 3rd Prize. Dr. Phillips performs frequently with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and is currently involved with establishing a baroque performing group comprised of Stetson University faculty members and guests. She is the Chairperson and Coordinator for the Florida Flute Association's College Young Artist competition and, next January, will also serve as the conductor of the Junior Honors Flute Choir and featured performer in various clinics and concerts during the annual Florida Flute Fair. Dr. Phillips has held the position of Visiting Professor of Flute at both the Florida State University and Western Illinois University, and has flute performance degrees from Stetson University, James Madison University, and the Florida State University. Her teachers include Jean West, Ellen Hinkle, Carol Kniebusch Noe, and Eva Amsler.
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.