FLUTE & Piccolo

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LAURIE CAMPHOUSE

Principal

Sponsored by Eileen Sambrailo

Laurie Camphouse has been Principal Flutist of the Santa Cruz Symphony since 1999 and has been freelancing in the San Francisco Bay area for 18 years. She performs regularly with Opera San Jose, San Jose Ballet, Symphony Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Oakland Symphony, Marin Symphony, California Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Lamplighter’s Light Opera, Skywalker Sound, Festival Opera and San Francisco Opera Center. She enjoys live concerts of movie soundtracks and has performed the tin whistle in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, as well as flute, alto flute, and piccolo on Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets, Indiana Jones, The Godfather, Sound of Music and many more. 

As a chamber musician, she is a founding member of the Pacific Edge Ensemble and is a member of the California Sound Collective. As a soloist, Laurie has performed Bach’s Suite in bm and Brandenburg Concerto #5 with Santa Cruz Symphony, Bach’s Brandenburg Concert #4 with San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, as well as solo appearances with San Jose Chamber Orchestra. She has also shared the stage with many popular artists including Andrei Bocelli, Josh Groban, Johnny Mathis, Il Divo, Jackie Evancho, Kris Allen and Yes. Laurie has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance from Indiana University (1997), and a Master of Arts Degree from San Jose State University (2004). Her primary teachers include Kate Lukas, Jacques Zoon, Dawn Weiss, Martha Herby, Wissam Boustany and Isabelle Chapuis. 

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Camphouse moved to California in 1997 to accept the position as Co-Principal Flutist with the USAF Band of the Golden West, a position she held until 2001. She has also held administrative positions such as Education Manager with the former San Jose Symphony, acting Program Director for Summer Music West at the San Francisco Conservatory, and Librarian for the Santa Cruz Symphony. She currently lives in Fairfield with her two children, Addison and Nicholas.

 
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CARMEN LEMOINE

Sponsored By Margaret and Allan Dow

Carmen Lemoine wants to live in a world where education is free to all, pantyhose don’t exist, people aren’t afraid to be honest, Unti Vineyards is her next-door neighbor, a train will shuttle her across town in 15 minutes, and all you need is love.

Until that day arrives, however, she has dedicated herself to mastering the art of the flute. Dr. Lemoine is Assistant Professor of Flute at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. She holds positions with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz symphonies in California, and has appeared as guest principal flute with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand. Equally at home in small ensembles of contrasting styles, she has been a member of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, a hip-hop/classical fusion group featured in the Wall Street Journal, and is currently a member of the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet.

She launched her latest project — the podcast Notes from the Audiophiles: Why Don’t I Like Classical Music? on July 1, 2016. Co-hosted with the brilliant Dr. Brooke McCorkle, each episode will deliver digestible morsels of music history in an accessible, conversational style. Season 2 will be available Fall 2017. Carmen also volunteers at the Wichita Family Crisis Center in Kansas.

Dr. Lemoine earned degrees in flute performance from the Eastman School of Music (B.M. and D.M.A.), where she studied with celebrated artist and teacher Bonita Boyd, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M. M.), studying with San Francisco Symphony principal flute Timothy Day. She may also have been a math major in a previous life but don’t ask her to figure out the tip at a restaurant.

 
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MARIAN CONCUS

Sponsored by Ron & Cindy Sekkel

Marian Concus plays piccolo and flute for Santa Cruz Symphony. She is a member of Fremont Symphony as well. Marian Concus formerly was Piccoloist for Boise Philharmonic and Central City Opera. She has held teaching positions at the Oshmann Family JCC School for the Performing Arts, Bellarmine Preparatory School, and Friends Central, Philadelphia. Her Klezmer recordings have been broadcast on WFMT Chicago and WRTI Philadelphia. Ms. Concus holds a degree in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory. She also studied for two years in Michel Debost's master class in Paris, France.
Visit her website for more information.