Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Burlington
Current residence and marital status/family: Ferrisburgh, VT; married with three children, Alice, Edward, and Willem; pets Chewbacca and Hobbes
Education: BM Hartt School of Music; MM Manhattan School of Music
When did you start playing with the VSO? 1987
Other current jobs besides VSO: music faculty at University of Vermont and Middlebury College
Favorite composer: Depends what mood I’m in! If I had to nail it down, I’m a traditional kind of girl—Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn…but there is also Puccini!
Hobbies: skiing, sailing
How did you get started in music? My mother exposed me through her love of opera and going to performances while living in London
Describe a typical day: Every day is different because of where I am teaching, rehearsing, or performing—but my favorite way to start the day is a couple hours of early morning practicing followed by other stuff, then a couple hours here and there of practicing, followed by other stuff, then a bit more practice to top it all off.
Dream job if not musician: sailing captain
Secret ambition: Sail around the world all my myself!
People would be surprised to know that: I am not your typical, stereotype flute player.
Best advice I ever got: Enjoy yourself and take a vacation from practicing.
Favorite way to spend an evening: outdoors by a fire, winter or summer
I’m most proud of: the relationship I had with my mother