Faculty at the Flute Academy:
Wendy Webb Kumer, Director
B.S. in music education: Duquesne University; M.F.A. in flute performance: Carnegie Mellon University. 35+ years teaching experience. Currently on the faculty of West liberty University. Student winners at the local, regional, national, and international levels. kumerflutestudio.com
Elise Schauer, Flute Faculty
B.A. in flute performance: James Madison University; M.A. in flute performance: University of Nebraska. 8+ years teaching experience. Competes at local and national levels.
Gay Kahkonen, Flute and Theory Faculty
B. Mus. in Music Composition: Oberlin Conservatory. 15 years teaching experience. Flute Instructor for Trinity and Canon-McMillan High School Bands. Director of Canon-McMillan High School Flute Choir.
Chris Ruth, Piano Faculty
B.F.A in Music Composition: CMU; Currently pursuing a Masters/PhD at U. of Pittsburgh in Historical Musicology and Composition. Chris has co-written four full-length musicals at CMU. Voted "Best Professor" of piano in 2005.
Emily Elllis, Flute Academy Intern
Music Education major at Duquesne University where she studies with Rhian Kenny of the PSO.