Flutist Suzanne Carr loves to play the flute and has worked with flute students of all ages and abilities. She holds a Masters of Music Degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy. Her teachers include Scott Goff, Felix Skowronek and Dr. Hal Ott.
In addition to her private studio which is part of the Columbia River Music Conservatory in Wenatchee, WA, Suzanne holds the principle flute position with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra and is the flute coach for the Icicle Creek Youth Symphony and Summer Symphony.
Suzanne has been involved with flute playing over the years in many ways. She served as President of the Seattle Flute Society and also as their flute choir director. She taught flute and flute choir at North Seattle Community College. Although unusual for a flutist, she has taught beginning band, elementary music and middle school choir. Suzanne even owned a music store in Seattle for 10 years which offered new and used flutes for sale and initiated her involvement with the National Flute Association.
Suzanne admits that she has other musical interests. Her beginning compositions for flute can be heard during her studio recitals, and some have been heard during her degree recitals at the University of Washington and Central Washington University. She has written and composed music for movie shorts, has done some recording studio work.
Excited to commission a piece for flute and piano trio, she premiered the new work with the Cascades Trio in June 2010. 2011 offered her the opportunity for a 20th Century music recital at a small music school in Yangon, Myanmar where she and her husband were living for two years as music teachers at Yangon International School.
Suzanne volunteers her time and performing abilities for arts fund raisers and community ensembles and events, so watch for her around town.