The mission of the Low Flutes Committee is to engage and enrich flutists of all levels, ages, and backgrounds through fostering performance and educational opportunities, encouraging new repertoire, and spearheading new research for low flutes.
Deborah Rebeck Ash, DMA University of Michigan, toured the world on alto flute with the International and Metropolitan Flute Orchestras, plays alto and bass with the Michigan Flute Orchestra, directs the SEMFA Flute Choir, teaches flute at Emerson School, and was chosen to perform as a soloist on alto and bass at the 2020 International Low Flute Festival in Japan.
Mariana Gariazzo holds academic positions at Texas A&M University and The University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds an MM from Yale University and a DMA from the University of Texas at Austin. She actively collaborates with composers in commissioning, recording, and performing new music for C, alto, and bass flutes. She chairs the NFA Diversity & Inclusion Committee. marianagariazzo.com
Marion Garver is a San Diego-based low and Kingma flutes specialist. She holds degrees from California Institute of the Arts and UCSD. She is a member of the Low Flutes Committee, NFA, and is the Low Flutes Advisor of the Flute Guild of Calgary.
Dorli McWayne has been involved with low flutes since founding the Fairbanks Flutists (1981) and was a charter alto in the Professional Flute Choir. She has since moved down to bass. A former coordinator of the NFA’s Flute Choirs and Collegiate Flute Choir Competition, she is on the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Brice Smith is
Adjunct Flute Professor at Adam’s State University and Flute Instructor
for Indiana University’s Flute Academy. He recently commissioned and
performed ‘Move It’ for solo flute at the NFA Summer Series. In addition
to the Low Flutes Committee, he serves on the executive board of the
Texas Flute Society, is recently published in The Flute View magazine, and is a Trevor James Alto Flute Artist.
Lynne Stukart is an Altus Flutes Performing Artist and Low Flutes Specialist. She received her MM from the University of Akron, where she was a TA to George Pope. Lynne is a member of the music faculty at BHC, is president of the QCFA, and has commissioned new works for flute. Her teachers include Peter Lloyd, Amy Porter, and George Pope.