Leo Sussman

Leo Sussman (San Francisco, CA) is a fifth-year double-degree student with majors in flute performance and physics. During his time at Lawrence, he has served as principal flute in the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, played in the pit for three stage productions, premiered nearly a dozen new compositions, been featured as a soloist with the Jazz Ensemble, and performed interactive programs at community venues in Appleton with his chamber ensembles. As winner of the concerto competition, Leo will perform Carl Nielsen’s concerto with the orchestra in May 2016. He has also earned first prize in competitions at the San Francisco and Wisconsin Flute Festivals as well as awards in woodwind competitions held by the MTNA and NSAL. For the summer of 2016, Leo has been selected as a fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Previous summer experience includes Eastern Music Festival and the Banff Centre masterclass program. Leo has also appeared as soloist with flute choir at the San Francisco Flute Festival, premiered an electroacoustic piccolo duet at Electronic Music Midwest, and is a substitute piccolo player for the Sheboygan Symphony. In the fall of 2016, Leo will begin graduate study in flute with Ransom Wilson at Yale School of Music.

Anne Daley

Anne Daley (Hartford, Wisconsin) is an avid performer and innovator. As a chamber musician she has collaborated in contemporary ensembles, such as a NOW ensemble and a Pierrot ensemble, and has built a Bach Chorale Ensemble focused on the process of rehearsal technique and developing musical skills. As a performer, Anne has performed in masterclasses for Jennifer Bouton Schuab, Richard Craig, Michel DeBost, Judith Mendenhall, and John Thorne. Anne has attended the SPLICE festival of electroacoustic music and Aria Flute Institute. She was a winner of the 2015 NFA collegiate flute choir competition and won second place at the WI Flute Festival in 2016. As winner of the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, Anne will be performing the Reinecke Flute Concerto in May, 2016.

Sara Larsen

Sara Larsen (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry. She is an active member of several ensembles, including the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Flute Ensemble, and smaller chamber ensembles. When not involved with music, Sara devotes her time to studying biochemistry, with the plan of using these studies in her path to becoming a pediatrician. Outside of her academic studies, Sara loves spending time reading, swing dancing, traveling, and meeting new people!

Henry Geraghty

Henry Geraghty (Chicago, Illinois) is a candidate for the Bachelor of Arts with a music major. He is well known for his preference for the contemporary flute repertoire and working with composers to create pieces for audiences to enjoy. Recently, Henry has worked with the Lawrence University Improvisation Ensemble in their latest production of micro-operas. Working with fellow students, he scripted an improvisatory performance dealing with issues of loneliness and isolation in the efforts of bringing the Appleton community closer together.

Erec VonSeggern

Erec VonSeggern (Idyllwild, California) a junior from the studio of Erin Lesser, is a candidate for the Bachelor of Music in performance and Bachelor of Arts in French.  Erec won 1st place in the 2015 Wisconsin Flute Festival Collegiate Competition and was alternate for the National Flute Association Masterclass Competition in the same year. He has performed in masterclasses for members of Eighth Blackbird and Jim Walker and has attended chamber festivals in San Diego. He hails from Idyllwild, California, and has a Corgi named Chester.

Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson (Appleton, Wisconsin) is a candidate for the Bachelor of Music in performance with a minor in pedagogy. She has attended the Decoda | Skidmore Summer Institute and has participated in several campus workshops with members of Decoda ensemble.  She has served as the section leader for the Lawrence University Symphonic Band and has been a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and several chamber ensembles. She has performed in masterclasses with Richard Craig and Michelle Stanley. Jordan has performed the Nielsen Concerto for Flute with the Appleton North Honors Orchestra, and won the High School Concerto Competition of the Wisconsin Flute Association. In addition to teaching local public school students, Jordan spends her time at the Paper Discovery Center, developing science and technology curriculum for scouts and making paper by hand.

Kaira Rouer

Kaira Rouer (Forestville, Wisconsin) a junior from the studio of Erin Lesser, is a candidate for the Bachelor of Music in performance. She has received scholarships from the Miller Family Music Education Foundation, The Peninsula Music Festival, the Dan Riley Arts Scholarship, and the Lawrence University Trustee Conservatory Scholarship. Kaira hails from Forestville, Wisconsin where she also helps manage her family’s business, Rouer’s Roadhouse. Through the establishment, she coordinates music events for the community.   This summer Kaira will attend the Decoda | Skidmore Summer Institute and in the fall term she will continue her musical studies in Vienna, Austria.

Emma Reading

Emma Reading (Castle Rock, Colorado) is a second year student and candidate for the Bachelor of Music in Performance and the Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She is especially passionate about chamber music, music history, new music, and building community through music, having worked with DeCoda and the Improvisational Group of Lawrence University (IGLU) to put on concerts in the Appleton community. In addition to the large ensembles of Lawrence University, Emma is a member of the Elation flute quartet, a flute and percussion duo, and Solaris Winds, a woodwind quintet. This summer she will be researching bats and soundscape ecology with Lawrence University faculty.

Ned Martenis

Ned Martenis (Boston, Massachusetts) has been playing the flute for half of his life, and still thinks it's the bee's knees. When not playing the flute, he can usually be found in either a laboratory or practicing martial arts. He is a sophomore double-degree student in the Bachelor of Music in Performance and the Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry programs.

Madeleine Leonowitz

Madeleine Leonowitz (Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a sophomore at Lawrence University in Erin Lesser’s studio. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in both music and economics. Her main musical interests are working in chamber groups and collaborating with inspiring colleagues.

Cosette Bardawil

Cosette Bardawil (Boston, Massachusetts) is a sophomore at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies. She performs with the Fox Valley Flutes and has been a member of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra. This summer she will be attending the Domaine Forget Academy and in fall 2016, she will be studying abroad at L’École Normale de Musique de Paris in France.

Sara Prostko

Sara Prostko (Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a freshman student pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience or Biochemistry, with minor in Pedagogy. She is a member of Erin Lesser’s studio and the freshmen flute quartet Flute Menagerie. She was a two-time exemplary award winning soloist; she currently participates in Lawrence University’s Symphonic Band, the flute ensemble and other chamber groups.

Hannah Tobias

Hannah Elizabeth Tobias (Beloit, Wisconsin) has been a member of the WSMA State Honors Band and Orchestra, as well as the National Band Association’s All- State Band and Rock Valley Conference Honor band. Hannah Elizabeth has twice been the recipient of WSMA’s Exemplary Soloist Award and has been presented the John Phillip Sousa Award. She also participated in the Wisconsin Flute Masterclass led by Jeani Foster.  Hannah Elizabeth is a currently a member of the Symphonic Band, Flute Ensemble, Flute Menagerie flute quartet and other chamber groups.

Julianna Basile

Julianna Basile (Santa Rosa, California) is a candidate for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Flute Performance. She was the Principal Flutist of the Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra and participated in various California Allstate Honor Bands (CBDA/NCBDA/CODA). She was also a youth music mentor throughout the Santa Rosa City School District teaching flute to children. At Lawrence she is a member of the Symphonic Band, Flute Menagerie, and a woodwind quintet. This summer Julianna will be working as a camp Counselor at Cazadero Performing Arts Camp. Other than music, she is a LARY buddy, loves all types of photography and is learning American Sign Language. She hopes to one day become a music educator in public schools and share her love of music!

Bianca Pratte

Bianca Pratte (California) is a candidate for the Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at Lawrence University. She has played in masterclasses for Jim Walker, John Thorne, Linda Toote, Robert Stallman, Christina Jennings, and Donna Shin, among others. This year she won first place in the Wisconsin Flute Festival Collegiate Competition and will be performing at the 2016 NFA conference in Anaheim as a winner of the collegiate flute choir competition.

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