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     Laura Kellogg is a private flute instructor and freelance performer in Southeast Michigan. She is the flute instructor at Oakland University Community Music and Marshall Music. Laura graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. Her dissertation contains the first extended biography of composer and professor emeritus, Moonyeen Albrecht, as well as a performance guide to Albrecht's Four Psalms for Flute and Organ. Furthermore, she discusses the performance challenges that flute and organ duos face.

 

     A lover of operetta and musical theater works, she has played six seasons with the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, Ohio. Other opera pit experience includes performances with the Cimarron Opera, Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra, and opera productions at the University of Oklahoma and Wright State University. She has played flute and piccolo in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (IN), South Bend Symphony Orchestra (IN), Fort Smith Symphony (AR), Jackson Symphony Orchestra (MI), the Lansing Symphony Orchestra (MI), Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra (MI), and the Salomon Chamber Orchestra (IN). She enjoys playing for churches and has played special services with the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City and was previously a regular performer for the Bethel Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Interested in exploring other instruments, Laura played alto and sopranino recorders in the early music ensemble Collegium Musicum and also studied Native American flute at the University of Oklahoma. Laura was previously a member of the SEMFA Flute Choir (Southeast Michigan Flute Association). She is currently performing in DFG 2.0 (Detroit Flute Guild). Kellari Flutes, and the Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble.

 

     Active in the flute community, Laura is a board member and the Competitions Coordinator of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA). She also serves on the board of DFG 2.0

     Granted graduate teaching assistantships at both the University of Oklahoma for her doctorate and Wright State University for her master's degree, Laura has five years of college teaching experience. At OU, her duties included teaching two sections of Understanding Music, a music appreciation course for non-music majors, where she designed her own syllabus, lectures, and exams. In the Spring of 2013, in addition to teaching Understanding Music, Laura was a co-sabbatical replacement for Valerie Watts, Professor of Flute. Laura taught lessons to five flute majors and was in charge of the flute studio class. Throughout her degree at Wright State, she was the teaching assistant for freshman and sophomore levels of ear training and sight singing, music history, the band area, and recital management. She also taught Fundamentals of Music, a music theory course for non-music majors.

 

     Participating in various competitions, Laura was a winner in the Wright State University concerto competition, performing Martin's Ballade and was a finalist in the honor's recital, performing Higdon's rapid.fire. At Wright State, Laura won the Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the WSU Bands Clark Haines Most Outstanding Musician Award.

 

     Actively pursuing music festivals during the summers, Laura attended the prestigious Chautauqua Music Festival in New York two times, receiving scholarships to attend. Auditioning for master classes, Laura has performed in and attended those of Walfrid Kujala, Gary Schocker, Marianne Gedigian, and David Buck.

 

     Laura's teachers include Richard Sherman, Christopher Chaffee, Valerie Watts, and Amanda Blaikie. Additionally, she took lessons and orchestral coachings over several summers with Detroit Symphony Orchestra flutist Sharon Sparrow. Her middle school and high school teachers were Emil Sutt and Amy Moran.

 

     Laura began playing the flute when she was ten years old. When initially trying out band instruments, she wanted to play clarinet because her older sister did. Being advised against playing the clarinet to avoid comparing herself to her sister, Laura had to choose a different instrument. Unable to make a buzzing sound required for brass players, that instrument group was out as well. Laura was given the flute to play, although she also couldn't make a sound on it...she's figured it out now. :)

 

BM-Michigan State University

MM-Wright State University

DMA-The University of Oklahoma

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