laura Stevens


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Dr. Laura Stevens is the Principal Flutist with the Western Piedmont Symphony and has held that position since 2002. During her tenure, she has been a featured soloist, performing  Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2. Laura has also been a member of the Salisbury Symphony flute section since 2000, initially in the Piccolo Position, and currently in the Second Flute position.

Laura is the Lecturer of Flute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the Carolina Wind Quintet, which is the longest continuously active faculty ensemble in the department’s history at UNC. She is also an Instructor of Music at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she teaches High School Music Theory and Musicianship and is on the faculty of the Community Music School. In 2009, Laura had the opportunity to travel to Venezuela, South America, with the Archipelago Project to teach and perform as part of El Sistema, a publicly funded, voluntary sector music education program. Laura has also served on the faculty of High Point University and Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Laura is an avid chamber music musician, currently performing with Elektra Winds. She served as a founding member and flutist of the Relevents Wind Quintet, who gained international critical acclaim during their inaugural tour of Germany in April 2009.

Laura currently lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, Bill Stevens, owner of Ovation Sound and their two daughters.


D.M.A.UNC at Greensboro
M.M.UNC School of the Arts
B.M.Salem College

“An Extraordinary Correspondence”
by Nathan Daughtrey

Stevens has a simply stunning tone, and her performance was one of the best I have heard on flute in quite some time, with every detail in place, including the quarter-tone slides. One-word review: Wow!

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