Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Elite Flutist Holds Recital at UNO

Elite Flutist Holds Recital at UNOElite Flutist Sarah Schettler graces the UNO Recital Hall on Sunday with a solo performance of works composed by Damase, Martin, Taktakishvili and Borne. Schettler is second flutist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and a
flute instructor at UNO.

Six years into her stint as second flutist in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Schettler hosts a solo recital concert at the University of New Orleans on Sunday.

Schettler, a flute instructor in the UNO Music Department, will perform works composed by Jean-Michel Damase, Frank Martin, Otar Taktakishvili and Francois Borne at her solo recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the UNO Performing Arts Building Recital Hall. Schettler will be accompanied on piano by UNO Music Professor Robin Williams.

Schettler holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Millikin University, Master of Music degrees in Flute Performance and Musicology from the University of North Texas and a Doctor of Music from the Florida State University. In 2005, Schettler was one of six flutists worldwide to be accepted into London flutist Trevor Wye's Flute Studio, located in southern England. Her former teachers include elite flutists Terri Sundberg, Charles DeLaney, Stephanie Jutt and Trevor Wye.

Schettler previously served as assistant professor of music at Texas A & M University-Kingsville, where she taught flute and music theory, and Columbus State University, where she taught applied flute. She has performed with the Corpus Christi and Victoria Symphonies in south Texas and with the Orquestra Sinfonica de U.A.M.L. in Monterrey, Mexico. Schettler was a semifinalist in the 2004 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and first-prize winner in the 2005 Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist Competition. She has performed at the National Flute Association's conventions in Dallas, Nashville and New Orleans.

As an educator, the Broadmoor resident teaches flute performance at UNO and Tulane. She also maintains a private studio out of her home, where she teaches beginners through adults. In summer, Schettler teaches flute at New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine.

Kansas City native Robin Holtz Williams is a professor of music at UNO and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO). Williams earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and then studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., where she earned Master and Doctorate degrees in Piano Performance.

Since joining the UNO faculty in 1990, Dr. Williams has been a frequent solo and chamber musician in New Orleans and the surrounding region and has performed across the country and in Costa Rica. In addition to teaching and performing, she maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator. In summer 2006, Williams was a competition judge for the 18th New Orleans International Piano Competition.

Williams has released two solo piano CDs since 2004, A Piano in the House: Music for Hearth and Home, and Bridge, Brahms and Blue. Several of her local performances, along with tracks from A Piano in the House have been rebroadcast over New Orleans classical radio station, WWNO-89.9 FM.


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