Raleigh Flute ChoirPerformers
Irene Burke has a Bachelor of Music from the Crane School of Music in New York and performs professionally with several arts groups in the Raleigh area. She has also performed with other orchestras in the Northeast as well as being a member of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra since relocating to this area in 1986. She also is a member of the Durham Symphony, and the Carolina International Orchestra and performs regularly with Carolina Philharmonic in Southern Pines. Ms. Burke was a student of Samuel Baron and Donald MacDonald. Currently, Ms. Burke is the Executive Director of the Raleigh Symphony and is also certified by the State of North Carolina as a CPA with her own private CPA firm.
Andrea McKerlie Luke
Andrea McKerlie Luke has been involved with the Raleigh Area Flute Association since 2007. She directs the Silver Pipes flute choir and teaches at the Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts. She holds a BM in flute performance from Meredith College, where she studied with Pamela Nelson. She has also studied with Lea Pearson and Anne Larson Dyke.
Lauren Robbins-Pollack earned a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Arizona, where she studied with Jean-Louis Kashy. At the University of Michigan, her dual focus in flute performance and music education led to a Bachelor of Music degree in performance with teaching certificate. Lauren’s flute teacher at Michigan was Detroit Symphony piccolo specialist Clement Barone. Lauren is active in the Raleigh Area Flute Association and teaches at the Cary School of Music.
Amy Holt, a Raleigh native, earned her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Georgia. She maintains a private studio, performs with the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra, and directs the Silver Fantasy flute choir.
Thomas Mease, from Des Moines, Iowa, currently lives in Apex. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute and a Bachelor of Music Education from Drake University and a Master of Music in Woodwinds at East Carolina University. He is a member of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Flute Association Flute Teacher’s Flute Orchestra, tours with the International Flute Orchestra, and has played concerts with the Space Coast Flute Orchestra and the South Florida Flute Orchestra. He was a band director in NC and now works for The NC Agricultural Foundation in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University.
Rosene Rohrer is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania native who graduated from Millersville University in Music Education and then studied with Timothy Day. She is a co-founder of both the Raleigh Flute Choir and the Raleigh Area Flute Association and has served as President of the latter since 1986. She performs in a flute/guitar duo with her husband and in local musical theater orchestras. Also, she teaches privately and leads music and worship at the Raleigh Mennonite Church.
Kim Kittner, a native of Seattle, Washington, received her flute instruction from Scott Goff and Felix Skowronek. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. She has been an active member of the Raleigh Flute Choir since 1986 and worked for many years in the City of Raleigh department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.
Erin Munnelly earned her Master of Music degree in flute performance from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from East Carolina University. She is a freelance flutist in Raleigh, North Carolina, performing as Principal Flute with the Durham Symphony Orchestra, substitute or auxiliary player with the North Carolina Symphony on both flute and piccolo, playing for church services, and teaching privately. Erin also plays Principal flute with the Raleigh Civic Symphony and flute and piccolo with the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra.
Kimberly Bridgers graduated from Indiana State University with a B.A. in Music Performance. Her main instructors were Laura Douglas Jesson and Dr. Joyce White. She continued her music and performance education with James Pellerite and later with Brooks de Wetter-Smith. Kim moved to Raleigh in 1993 and quickly became active with the Raleigh Flute Association, the Raleigh Flute Choir, the Raleigh Civic Symphony Association and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. She has enjoyed performing with many orchestras, chamber groups, and theatre orchestras in the area and has taught at the Cary School of Music, Meredith College, Marsh Woodwinds, and her private home studio.