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​​The DePaul flute studio consists of fewer than twenty undergraduate, graduate and certificate students pursuing degrees in performance, education and sound recording technology. The studio works as a cohesive unit to nurture camaraderie while striving for personal bests. We encourage students to support one another in all flute related activities whether at DePaul or throughout the city. We are honored to have in friendship and fellowship our colleagues through the Chicago Flute Club and other local universities.


Emma Gerstein
Emma Gerstein
Stefán Höskuldsson
Stefán Höskuldsson
Alyce Johnson
Alyce Johnson

The Flute Studio

The DePaul flute studio meets once a week for performance class during which we perform for each other and share ideas of all performance aspects. Regardless of the specific degree pursued, DePaul students acquire the skills necessary to become musicians of the highest caliber. Our syllabus presents clear guidelines for repertoire, listening and reading. Repertoire will include exercises, etudes, solo and ensemble literature. The studio listening library exceeds 500 CDs and the required reading library encompasses all aspects of the arts. The studio owns six piccolos, one C flute, two alto flutes and one bass flute. We include as part of the studio a flute ensemble, although participation is not required in our syllabus.

The DePaul flute studio has been invited to play at off-campus venues such as churches, hospitals, nursing homes and sponsored recital series. These opportunities have helped the students in all aspects of concert planning, including programming, marketing and performance.  

The incredible level of diversity of musical genre represented by the flute faculty offers an outstanding education in the entire field of flute performance opportunities. Flute students at DePaul University have the incredible luxury of talking to this faculty about all forms of performance, music business and education. Some of these areas include orchestral, opera, solo and ensembles performances, contemporary music, long term freelancing in Chicago, recording and editing CDs and winning competitions (both solo and ensemble).

Recent Student Performances

Junior Recital
Flute Sonata No. 2 in D Major - Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035 - J. S. Bach
Wind Quinet in E flat Major - Ludwing van Beethoven
Fantaisie - Georges Hue

Senior Recital

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra - Carl Nielsen
The Boatman - Traditional Celtic arr. Rhonda Larson
Sonatina for Flute and Piano - Eldin Burton
Crystal - Michael Daugherty
Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23 - Lowell Liebermann

Graduate Recital

Landscape with Birds for Solo Flute - Peteris Vasks 
The Seven Deadly Sins for Flute and Piano - Mischa Zupko 
Duettino Concertante for Flute and Percussion - Ingolf Dahl 
Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) - George Crumb

Student and Alumni Accomplishments

After graduating from DePaul, students have gone on to further their studies at the following institutions:  Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, New England School of Music and Northwestern University.

DePaul alumni hold positions in the Kalamazoo Symphony, The Metropolitian Opera, the Chamber Orchestra of Minneapolis, the Utah Symphony, various branches of Military Bands and Fife and Drum Core, the Richmond Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

DePaul students have participated in masterclasses with Patti Adams, John Barcellona, William Bennett, Denis Bouriakov, Robert Bush, Doriot Dwyer, Angeleita Floyd, Robert Goodberg, Adrienne Greenbaum, Walfrid Kujala, Rhonda Larson, Amy Porter, Paula Robison, Gary Schocker, Felix Skowronek and Linda Toote.