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Thanks to Andy Woodson for the following clips!

"Happy People" by Andy Woodson, with Andy (bass) and Mark Flugge (piano) at Mark's Capital Faculty Recital, November 2010


"February's Promise" by Mark FLugge, with Andy Woodson (bass) and me (flute) at Mark's Capital Faculty Recital, November 2010


Lisa Jelle, Flute

Lisa Jelle is a Flute Performing Artist and Professor based in Columbus, Ohio.  International adventures in the last year include teaching a flute masterclass and performing a solo recital at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, titled "An American Flute Music Kaleidoscope: from Impressionism to Blues, Elvis, and Jazz".  This collaborative opportunity with award-winning jazz pianist Sebastian Sternal and his trio came about through the gracious invitation of Flute Professor Dejan Gavric.   October 2016 brings a Hungarian concert tour with Dr. Gail Lehto Zugger; their "Inspirare Goes International" recital will be given at the Kodaly Institute in Kescemet and at a School of Music in Gyor.  

Her premiere solo CD, "Waltz into Madness" was released in 2012; it features new pieces and arrangements for chamber groups and solo flute, piccolo, and alto flute, in jazz-inspired, traditional, and contemporary genres.  In June 2015 Lisa released a new double CD set, "Mark Flugge Remembered: Jazz Originals and Standards", which also features her playing on flute and piccolo.  She may be heard as well on the Capstone release "Resonant Edges", performing Paul Osterfield's Jagged Edges on piccolo, with pianist Diane Frazer. 

Dr. Jelle's enthusiasm for both the creation of new music and outstanding chamber ensemble collaboration is reflected in her work with the Inspirare Duo (with Clarinetist Gail Lehto Zugger), the QuintEssential Winds (with Gail, oboist Melissa Stevens, hornist Kimberly McCann, and bassoonist Betsy Sturdevant), and the Flying Colors Duo (with her late husband, jazz pianist/composer Mark Flugge).  She has performed with other Woodwind Quintets in Hawaii (The Spring Winds), Texas (Wild Basin Winds), Colorado (founding flutist of the Quandary Quintet, Breckenridge Music Festival), and Indiana (Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet).  

Jelle won national auditions for and was a member of the Honolulu Symphony, the Fort Wayne (IN) Philharmonic, and the Austin Symphony.  She is currently Principal Flute of the Ashland Symphony (OH), the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Opera Project Columbus, is an Associate Musician with the Columbus Symphony, and frequently performs with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the  Hawaii Symphony, and Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra.  Lisa has also appeared with the Alabama Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and the Maui Symphony.  She was a member of  the Breckenridge (CO) Music Festival Chamber Orchestra from 1989 through her retirement from the Festival in 2010. 

In 2012-2013 Lisa led a consortium of professional flutists in commissioning and premiering Silver Fantasy for Solo Flute and Symphonic Winds by Dr. Paul Osterfield.   Other concerto soloist appearances include Bach's Suite in B Minor and multiple perfomances each of Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 2, 4, and 5; Vivaldi's Il Cardellino, Spring  from "The Four Seasons" (on piccolo), and Piccolo Concerto in C Major RV 444; Cimarosa's Concerto for Two Flutes; Robert W. Smith's Gemeinhardt Suite, CPE Bach's Concerto in D Minor; and the Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major in 2016 with the Capital-Bexley Orchestra.

Jelle has performed in recitals and given masterclasses in Germany, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, Indiana, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii, Alabama, New Mexico, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and North Carolina.  Lisa is an active member of the National Flute Association, and has given solo performances at the Annual Conventions in Washington, D.C. (2015); Charlotte, North Carolina (2011); and Albuquerque, New Mexico (2008).  She frequently serves as a judge for competitions in the NFA and the Central Ohio Flute Association.

Lisa is currently Professor of Flute at Capital University's Conservatory of Music in Columbus Ohio, where she teaches Applied Flute; Flute Literature; Woodwind Methods; Music Pedagogy; Introduction to Music through the Lives and Music of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms; conducts the Flute Choir; and coaches Flute Quartet and Woodwind Quintets.  Previous full-time teaching experience includes a one-year interim position as Flute Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, and two years of K-12 band, choir, and general music in Akron, Colorado.   Lisa earned a Bachelor of Music in Education/Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley), a Master of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Flute Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas.  Jelle's performances won prizes twice each at the University of Northern Colorado (Convocation Competition) and in Austin (the Austin Flute Club Young Artist Competition).  Her teachers include Maralyn Prestia, Karl (Fritz) Kraber, Anne Diener Zenter,  Walfrid Kujala, and Leone Buyse.