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Tracy Harris: Director:
Head Instructor
Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician

Ms. Harris is a passionate educator and advocate for the musical youth in our country and is a highly sought after clinician for Yamaha; giving performance workshops and clinics throughout the country. Ms. Harris founded the popular Tracy Harris Flute Boot camp™, providing flute clinics throughout the year to hundreds of aspiring flutists as a service to young flutists throughout Central California. In addition to her lectures and solo performances, Tracy makes time to perform in, or sponsor, many benefit concerts to assist both local and national charitable organizations and causes. She regularly lends her talents to local performance groups and organizations including; local symphonies, wind ensembles and musical organizations from PBS and TKMEA, to the Tulare County Symphony. Ms. Harris gives flute clinics to numerous flute sections throughout the state and is a highly sought after judge for county and state competitions such as CBDA.

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Additional Certified Instructors

Mary Miller teaches applied flute in the Department of Music at the University of Nevada, Reno.   She is also the Principal Flutist with the Reno Philharmonic and the Reno Chamber Orchestra.  Ms. Miller has been a featured soloist with the Reno Philharmonic, the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Ruby Mountain Symphony, the Carson City Symphony, the UNR Symphony Orchestra, and the National Flute Association.  She is the director of the UNR’s Annual Flute Day, held on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
In addition to playing and teaching, Mary is the Orchestra Personnel Manager for the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Miller received her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1986 and a master’s degree in music performance from UNR in 1997.  Her primary teachers were Catherine P. Smith and Alan Cox, with additional studies from Tim Day, Mary Karen Clardy, Lloyd Gowan, Bettine Clemen, and Susanna Watling.
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Janelle Barrera Bio

At home on stage, the teaching studio, or the conductor’s podium,
Janelle Barrera brings a myriad of skills to the Flute. Janelle has been an active private instructor, clinician, and freelance musician for the past 19 years. She has performed
throughout the United States and internationally in Taiwan and Mexico. She has been a finalist in several music competitions including the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and the San Diego Flute Guild's Artist Gold Solo Competition.

Janelle has studied Flute with Dr. John Barcellona, Thomas
Robertello, Mark Sparks, and Sarah Jackson. In addition to attending the Aspen Music
Festival on a full scholarship, she holds a BM in Flute Performance from CSU Long Beach and a MM in Flute Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University,
Bloomington. Janelle has been under the baton of conductors Zubin Mehta, Meli Mehta, David Zinman, Michael Stern, Paul Elliot Cobbs, Alexander Trager, Sergiu Comissiona, and Maximiano Valdes.

Janelle has been Principal Flute of the Southern California Philharmonic since 2009 and is also a member of the ALLOY Wind Duo with her husband and saxophonist, James Barrera. She is also a substitute flutist for the Hawaii Symphony in Honolulu. Janelle serves on the faculty of the Orange County School of the Arts, Savanna High School Band and Colorguard, and is the current President of the Los Angeles Flute Guild. She is also the founder of the Los Angeles Flute Guild's "Flüt Än-säm-b?l".

She has been a guest artist at the Long Beach Flute Institute, Tacoma Youth Symphony Association’s Evergreen Music Festival, San Diego Flute Guild’s Flute Festival and Summer Camp, and the San Francisco Flute Society’s Flutes by the Sea Master Class. Her mission is to promote music education and share her love and passion for the art of flute performance.

Janelle is an active member of the National Flute Association, Music Teachers National Association, and a certified Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit Instructor. Janelle makes her home in Cypress with her husband, son, and three spoiled cats. She plays on a 14k Straubinger Handmade Flute.

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Karen Lovik Lindberg

Karen has played and studied flute for over 35 years. She has studied with many artists through the years, including but not limited to: Margaret Eissler (Santa Barbara Symphony), Marjorie Yates-Lockwood (Phoenix Symphony) and now counts it a privilege to study with Master Flutist, Tracy Harris (Yamaha Artist). Music has provided much joy in her life and allowed her to travel internationally with a Christian music mission’s organization. Having performed with symphonic bands(playing under Colonel Gabriel at George Mason University) and symphonies has enriched her life experiences and allowed her to meet and perform with tremendously talented musicians. She is currently a member of the Wyndfall Flute Orchestra, plays on occasion with the Tulare County Symphony and is an Assistant Clinician for flute with Tracy Harris’ Flute Boot camps. Her occupation is as a Certified Financial Planner™Professional.
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Audrey M. Boyle

Audrey M. Boyle is the Professor of Flute and Woodwind Pedagogy at California State University, Bakersfield. She currently performs with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, The Bakersfield Winds, and The Wyndfall Flute Orchestra. She enjoys playing her Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute throughout the community. In addition to playing the flute, Mrs. Boyle is a California Music Educator’s Association Central Section certified adjudicator and a full-time instrumental music teacher in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.

Mrs. Boyle received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Music Education and Flute Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles where she studied with Sheridon Stokes. She also received a California Clear Music Teaching Credential and a Masters in Education degree from UCLA. Mrs. Boyle recently performed at the National Flute Convention in New York City (2009) and Anaheim, California (2010). She has also performed in master classes with Mary Karen Clardy, Jim Walker, Shigenori Kudo, John Barcellona, and Nicola Mazzanti. She currently studies with Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician, Tracy L. Harris.

Becky Stinnet

Mrs. Stinnet possesses a full teacher credential and B.A. from the California State University, Fresno in Music Education and is also a licensed insurance professional in the State of California. She is a member of the River Park Bible Church's Orchestra and the Clovis Community Band. She studied under the Frank Langone, Russell Howland, Mary Karen Clardy, and Nicola Mazzanti. Mrs. Stinnet currently studies with Tracy Harris where her passion for learning and teaching continues in Ms. Harris' flute studio. She plays Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, and Piccolo, and is pursuing a goal of a new flute studio in Fresno when she retires from insurance in the near future.
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Mendy Lovik

Melinda Lovik has studied flute for over 40 years. She began her musical training in elementary school with local music shop owner and flute specialist Bonnell Pryor and went on to study flute with Frank Langone and Janette Erickson of Fresno, and Burnett Atkinson in Santa Barbara. Truly serious flute education began several years ago when she met Yamaha artist Tracy Harris, with whom she currently studies.

Playing in numerous musical ensembles and pit orchestras throughout college, Ms. Lovik moved back to Visalia following graduate school and soon began playing with the Tulare County Symphony in both piccolo and flute chairs. Still playing with TCS, Ms. Lovik also serves as the orchestra's personnel manager.

Outside of her flute studies, Ms. Lovik has been a middle school and high school choir director. Her award-winning Madrigal Choir has received four invitations to sing in Carnegie Hall; their last performance being in 2009.
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Luisa Suorsa

Luisa Suorsa began playing the flute in the school band at age 9. She continued playing the flute in either band or orchestra all through elementary school, junior high, high school, and college. In high school, she participated in the ASU Honor Band, as well as the Arizona All-State Band and Arizona All-State Orchestra. She attended BYU and earned a Bachelor of Music in music education. While at BYU, she performed in the Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Cougar Marching Band, and the opera orchestra for the school's production of Carmen. She was principal flutist in the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra her senior year. She has studied with Beth McGraw, Dr. Ted Wight, Dr. Elaine Jorgensen, and currently studies with Tracy Harris.
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Charlotte Betry

Charlotte Betry has played the flute since the age of nine and is currently an instrumental music major at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. She has performed in several statewide honor groups including the 2010 California Band Directors’ Association All-State Honor Band and the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Cal Poly All-State Music Festivals. Charlotte has studied flute and piccolo under Tracy Harris for six years, and she plans to continue her education and training at the university level, as an instrumental performance major, following her graduation from College of the Sequoias in June of 2012.
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Rachel West

Bio coming soon.

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