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Abigail Sperling - Flute Instuctor

Vivian Bull Music Center 102
503-883-2275
asperling@linfield.edu

Education: M.A., University of Edinburgh Graduate Diploma, M.M., D.M.A., University of Auckland

Academic Interests:
Flute lessons, pedagogy/methodology

Experience

Chemeketa Community College

- Flute Teacher

Oregon State University School of Arts and Communication

- Individual lessons

Flute Fest New Zealand and Flute Fest Oregon

- Music Director

University of Auckland

- Instructor and Coordinator, Audition Skills course and Flute Methodology; Research Assistant

Performances

Flute and piccolo performances as an orchestral soloist, chamber musician, traditional repertoire, contemporary music/extended techniques

- Solo recitals

- Linfield College: Faculty-Student Recital featuring “Carnival of the Animals” and “Vox Balaenae,” Spring 2017

Commissions

- Eve de Castro Robinson and Alex Taylor (New Zealand): Two pieces for National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis (2017)

- Alex Taylor (New Zealand): “Flute Concerto,” grant from Creative New Zealand (2016)

- Michael Norris (New Zealand): “Deep Field III,” grant from Tood Family Trust (2016)

- Professor John Elmsly: “Singing after the East Wing” (2015)

Professional Affiliations

- Greater Portland Flute Society: Secretary

- National Flute Association: Member and reviewer for “The Flutist Quarterly”

- Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, Corvallis, Oregon: Performer and Social Media Coordinator

- Aotea Flute Quartet: Founding Member and Social Medial Coordinator