Acclaimed Flutist Jeanne Baxtresser Will Lecture at Glennis McCrary Music BuildingJune 12, 2013
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WACO, Texas (June 12, 2013) - Former flute soloist for the New York Philharmonic Jeanne Baxtresser will lecture Wednesday, June 12, and Friday, June 14, in the Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Both lectures will be at 7 p.m. The first is "The Orchestra Audition - A key to your future, the most effective way to learn and practice excerpts for success" and will outline effective preparation methods for a young flutist. The June 14 lecture will be "Understanding and Embracing Competition in Your Musical Life: Important Life Lessons" to promote a young flutist's appreciation of the positive nature of competition and how it can enhance progress.
Both lectures are free and open to the public. The music building is at 110 Baylor Ave. on the Baylor campus.
Baxtresser, who teaches at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, began her career as a flutist at age 14 with the Minnesota Orchestra. "I started when I was nine, and by the time I was 14, I knew I wanted to play the flute professionally," said Baxtresser in a 1997 interview with Pan: The Journal of the British Flute Society.
After studying at Juilliard, she took the principal flute position of the Montreal Symphony, where she met the principal bassoonist--David Carroll -- who later became her husband.
Her time as a soloist for the New York Philharmonic, one of the world's top orchestras, has been the high point of Baxtresser's career. She is in high demand as a teacher and has served as a faculty member of The Juilliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and Carnegie Mellon University.
Baxtresser also has written several books, some of which have won awards and been regarded as vital to flute pedagogy.
by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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