Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Laurel Swinden to Adjudicate Rotary Burlington Music Fest

From laurelswinden.com
Laurel Swinden

Avanti Flutes Artist Laurel Swinden is Principal Flute of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with Orchestra London, Georgetown Bach Chorale, and the Memphis, Tupelo, Mississippi, Kingston, Scarborough, and Oakville Symphonies. Ms. Swinden performs on chamber music series throughout Ontario with xTrio (flute, clarinet and piano trio), and with pianist Stephanie Mara.

Laurel is a Doctoral Candidate in Flute Performance and Fellowship recipient at the University of Toronto, where she studied with Nora Schulman and Alison Melville (traverso). Past influential teachers include Jeffrey Zook, Jim Walker, Chris Norman, Lisa Beznosiuk, Philippe-Alain Dupré, Fiona Wilkinson and Kathleen Rudolph. Ms. Swinden has been the recipient of both performance and academic awards and grants, including awards from the Canadian Federation of University Women, David and Marcia Beach Study Award, Tafelmusik scholarship, the Ontario Arts Council and the London Music Scholarship Foundation.

Laurel joined the faculty of the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario in 2010, teaching Flute and directing the DWFOM Flute Ensemble. She is also an Instructor of Flute at the University of Guelph. Before returning to Canada in 2002, Laurel held a faculty position at the University of Mississippi

Ms. Swinden serves as a National Winds Examiner for Conservatory Canada. She has performed and presented workshops across the United States and Canada, with performances broadcast on NPR, premiering several works for flute, and flute with electronics.

A new CD with pianist Stephanie Mara; Celebrating Women: Music for Flute and Piano by Women Composers was released in summer 2012, assisted by a grant from the Waterloo Region Arts Fund.

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