Colleen White (flute), a passionate performer and educator, made her solo debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at age 16. She has appeared as a featured soloist with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra and performed in a wide variety of solo, orchestral and chamber music settings, including performances with the National Flute Association Convention, the Florentine Opera Company, and as a finalist in Wisconsin Public Radio’s Young Artist’s Competition. From 2009-2011, Colleen was principal flutist of the Madison Savoyards Opera Orchestra and substitute flutist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Praised for her brilliant tone and energetic teaching style, Colleen helps her students to develop their individual musicianship, encouraging them to challenge themselves and expand their ability for musical expression. Always looking for new ideas to incorporate in her teaching and playing, Colleen has participated in Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Body Mapping for Musicians workshops and has received additional instruction from flutists William Bennett, Denis Bouriakov, Paul Edmund-Davies, Lorna McGhee, Tara Helen O’Connor, and Trevor Wye. Her primary teachers include Christina Jennings, Janet Arms, and Stephanie Jutt.
Recent performances include guest appearances with the Colorado New Music Ensemble and Boulder’s Cantabile Singers. She holds a Master of Music degree from The Hartt School and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Colleen is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Colorado – Boulder, where she is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance & Pedagogy.