Dr. Laura Stevens holds the position of Flute Lecturer 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 has served as the principal flutist with the Western Piedmont Symphony since 2002 and has also been a member of the Salisbury Symphony since 2000.
Laura earned her Master’s Degree in Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the Salem College School of Music. Her instructors have included Debra Reuter-Pivetta, Philip Dunigan, Tadeu Coelho, Deborah Egekvist, Elizabeth Crone, and Deborah Kemper. More recently, Laura completed her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Flute Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with her research centered on the discovery of an 18th-century flute quartet by Joseph Aloys Schmittbauer, found in the archives of the Moravian Music Foundation.
Stevens has appeared as a featured guest artist alongside the Western Piedmont Symphony, where she performed Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. She is presently an active member of Elektra Winds and served as a founding member of the Relevents Wind Quintet, which gained critical acclaim during its inaugural tour of Southern Germany in April 2009. Additionally, she 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.
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