Mark Sparks is an American solo flutist, orchestral artist, teacher, and writer. He was appointed Principal Flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2000, and has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra numerous times, most recently in March 2017. He has performed with numerous U.S. orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Cincinnati, Houston, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Sparks maintains an active solo career, having appeared in recital and with orchestras on 5 continents. Recent and upcoming international engagements include solo concerts in Monterrey, Mexico, Beijing, Qingdao, Sydney and London.
Sparks can be heard as solo recording artist on the Summit and AAM labels, and with various orchestras on the Sony, Telarc, Nonesuch, and Decca labels. He recently released his third solo recording, "French Album.”
Mr. Sparks is a faculty member of DePaul University in Chicago, the Aspen Music Festival, and Flauti al Castello in Italy. He has frequently coached at the world’s top orchestral training programs such as the New World Symphony, National Youth Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and the Pacific Music Festival. As clinician, he is a frequent guest at major U.S. music schools and flute courses. Upcoming residencies include the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the Houston Flute Club annual festival, Aspen Music Festival, Flauti al Castello, and Flutissimo at the University of Georgia.
Sparks is a Contributing Editor of Flute Talk Magazine, and has also recently published several flute and piano arrangements with Theodore Presser. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with Robert Willoughby.
Nicole Esposito A charismatic and versatile flutist, Nicole Esposito is the flute professor at The University of Iowa. She has achieved a career as a soloist, teacher, chamber and orchestral musician on an international level having been featured across the United States, Europe, Central and South America and Asia. Esposito has performed at flute festivals and events around the world including twelve National Flute Association Conventions, the Oklahoma Flute Fair, Florida Flute Fair, Madison Flute Festival, West Virginia Flute Fling, Iowa Flute Festival, Atlanta Flute Festival, the LA Flute Guild Festival, San Francisco International Flute Festival, The Texas Summer Flute Symposium, FLUTISSIMO!, NSU Flute Workshop, Festival Virtuosi, Brazil, the International Flute Festival sponsored by the Brazilian Flute Association, the Santa Maria International Winter Festival, Puerto Rico Flute Intensive, the International Flute Festival of Costa Rica, the Spanish National Flute Convention, Bogotá Flute Festival, the International Flute Congress of Argentina, Chilean Flute Encounter, the European Piccolo Festival in Slovenia, the Adams Flute Festival in Holland, Flute Forum in Luxembourg, the Canadian Flute Convention and the British Flute Society Convention.
In addition to her teaching position at The University of Iowa, Professor Esposito has served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Camp, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and held a guest teaching residency at the University of Michigan. She has given numerous master classes at prestigious universities and conservatories in the United States and abroad including the Geneva Conservatory, Royal Danish Academy, Madrid Royal Conservatory, Mannheim Hochshule, Milan Civic Music School and many others. As an orchestral musician, Esposito has performed under some of the worlds leading conductors, including James Conlon, David Zinman, Gunther Schuller, and Robert Spano. Former principal flute with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, she has also performed with the Quad City Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Youngstown (OH) Symphony, and the Johnstown and Westmoreland (PA) Symphony Orchestras. Esposito has held the Piccolo Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and has also been Principal Flute of the Ohio Light Opera. She has participated in a number of other music festivals including the Brevard Music Center, The Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and the National Orchestral Institute.
Professor Esposito holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Michigan. She has been a finalist or prizewinner in several prestigious competitions including the National Flute Association’s Young Artist, Piccolo Artist, and Orchestral Competitions, the WAMSO Competition sponsored by the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition. Additionally she has published articles on Banddirector.com, The Flutist Quarterly, Flute Focus and Flute Talk Magazines and can be heard on the Albany Records, MSR Classics and Con Brio Recordings labels. Her primary flute teachers include Jeanne Baxtresser, Amy Porter, Marianne Gedigian, Jennifer Steele, and Catherine Payne, with additional study with Mark Sparks, Alberto Almarza, and Doriot Anthony Dwyer. Nicole Esposito performs on the 14k Miyazawa flute and the Hammig Piccolo, Mancke Headjoints and is an endorser of the LefreQue sound bridges for wind instruments.
Angela Jones-Reus is currently Professor of Flute at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music and Principal Flutist of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. She is active as a soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player and teacher with appearances throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia and South America.
Among Jones-Reus’ performances are a concert in Carnegie Hall with Jean Pierre Rampal and Julius Baker, a London Debut Recital at St John’s Smith Square, a Japan tour as soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and five performances—stepping in with one day’s notice—of the Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto with the San Remo Symphony Orchestra, Italy.
In 1991 Jones-Reus won the Principal Flute position of the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany, where she played until 2000. She performed with this orchestra extensively throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States and South America and can be heard on recordings on over 12 labels including EMI Classics, ECM Records, Koch International and Naxos. Her solo compact disc entitled Mostly French was recorded in Prague with I Virtuosi di Praga for the Koch International label.
Ms. Jones-Reus has been performing as a regular guest with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 1999 including seven Carnegie Hall performances, a three week concert tour of Asia (China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan) and concerts in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the London Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Chicago Symphony Hall, Lucerne Konzerthaus and Tokyo Suntory Hall. Jones-Reus performed on the Berlin Philharmonie’s latest recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, with conductor Sir Simon Rattle for EMI Classics, recorded in Berlin, Germany.
Professor of Flute at the University of Georgia since 2000, Angela Jones-Reus is sought after as a teacher and clinician, receiving invitations in South America and the United States including Rice University, NC School of the Arts and Oberlin Conservatory. Ms. Jones-Reus teaches at the UGA Study Abroad Program in Italy and is a member of The Georgia Woodwind Quintet. Internationally active as chamber musician she has collaborated in many international festivals and concert series, including numerous performances with celebrated chamber music pioneer, Charles Wadsworth (founder of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society). Angela Jones-Reus is the host of FLUTISSIMO!, an advanced Summer Flute Workshop held annually at the University of Georgia.
Jones-Reus holds degrees from the Juilliard School (MM) and the NC School of the Arts (BM) and was the sole recipient of the coveted Fulbright Scholarship to Italy in music.
“…could not have been any more vigorous, in any way more brilliant… a phenomenal talent…”- Frankfurter Rundschau
“…(Jones-Reus) played the [Reinecke Concerto] solo part with sovereign certainty, eminent virtuosity and with a rich, singing tone…” - Stuttgarter Zeitung
Dr. Katherine Emeneth is an enthusiastic performer, collaborator, clinician, pedagogue, and teacher with a passion for outreach and sharing music with new audiences.
Katherine Emeneth’s professional performances include both solo and ensemble appearances with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, Puget Sound Symphony, University of Washington Baroque Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Conservatorio d’Alessandria Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and the Bay View Music Festival Orchestra among others. In 2015 she competed in the Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. As one of two Americans selected for the finals of this competition, she competed with some of the world’s top flutists. She has also been a finalist or prize winner in the Atlanta Flute Club’s Young Artist Competition, the Philadelphia Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition, the Byron Hester Young Artist Competition, and the Domey/Gillespie Young Artist Competition. Most recently, Katherine Emeneth completed a performing tour in Germany where she performed cross-disciplinary recitals of solo flute repertoire in ancient churches of small villages.
Katherine Emeneth’s expertise and enthusiasm for rigorous flute pedagogy balances with a style that is engaging and encompassing the whole person. In her studio she creates individual curriculum, organizes studio events that range from guest artist masterclasses to student recitals at local retirement homes, prepares students for local and national flute competitions, designs unique project-based learning for music history, theory, and listening, and provides learning enrichment through authorship of a studio blog.
Katherine Emeneth is a co-founder of a new chamber ensemble called The Kitchen Sync. This ensemble focuses on the hybrid arts and cross-discipline collaborations, specifically chamber music and culinary arts, storytelling, science, world cultures, and technology. The ensemble presents concerts capturing a variety of musical styles from Bach to Hip Hop and incorporates local storytellers, digital artists, opera singers, chefs, and scientists. A strong emphasis of the Kitchen Sync’s mission is to bring unique musical and educational performances to the community.
As a dedicated educator, Katherine Emeneth is a co-founder of the Flutissimo! Summer Flute Workshop at the University of Georgia. She has also created Seattle SummerFlute, a summer workshop for young flute students in Seattle. Katherine has presented workshops at the National Flute Association, Kentucky Flute Festival, Seattle Flute Society, and at colleges and universities. Her workshops on the “The Entrepreneurial Flutist” are the most sought after. She currently serves at the Membership Committee Chair of the National Flute Association.
Katherine Emeneth has served on the faculty of the University of Washington. She currently teaches at Georgia Gwinnett College where she was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award. Katherine Emeneth holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Washington.
Raised in Vergennes, Vermont, flutist Adam Workman moved to Boston in 1998 to pursue his love of music. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts where he studied with Marianne Gedigian, Jacques Zoon, and Linda Toote. He also received considerable guidance from Jonathan Landell, Court Gettel, Louis Moyse, Steven Finley, James Walker, and Paula Robison. Adam has appeared in orchestral, chamber, and solo performances throughout the country, and can be heard with the Boston-based Commonwealth Chamber Players and the Fensgate Chamber Players. His solo CD, “Tribute: Past, Present, Future” was released under the Azadmusico label.
Sought after as a teacher and coach, Adam has had students accepted at The Peabody Conservatory, The Yale University School of Music, The Longy School of Music, and The NYU School of Music. Formerly on faculty at the Boston Flute Academy, he has also coached the flutists of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and has taught masterclasses at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Georgia Athens, University of Missouri, University of Akron, Hartt School of Music, and The Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany, among others. Adam currently maintains a private studio at Flutistry Boston.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Adam has held high-level roles at major companies in Boston including ViaCell, Inc, The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Biogen Idec, and was also Director of Classic and Amadeus Flutes at the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company. With this unique background in both the creative and corporate worlds, Mr. Workman founded Muddy River Creative, an Arts Consulting firm, in 2004 (which later developed into Flutistry Boston). As such, he has made various contributions to the work of Marianne Gedigian, Paula Robison, Steven P. Finley, FluteFX, Charles Villarrubia, The Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company, Yesterday Service Music, The National Flute Association, The University of Texas at Austin, and SonyBMG Records. Adam has proudly served as a member of the Board of Directors for the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition since 2007.
Recognized for his repair skills by the Vermont Guild of Flute Making, Mr. Workman was trained in flute repair by master flutemakers Steven P. Finley (FluteFX and Wm. S. Haynes), Jonathan Landell, Muramatsu Flutes, Lillian Burkart, David and Joel Straubinger and is a Muramatsu & Straubinger Certified Repair Technician.
Wisconsin native, Johnathan Bernhardt began playing the flute at the age of seven. He attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he received his Bachelor’s Degree under Dr. Robin Fellows, and completed his Master’s Degree at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with David Cramer of the Philadelphia Orchestra. While at Temple, Johnathan was a member of the New School Woodwind Quintet, the select quintet of the school.
He has performed in numerous masterclasses for distinguished flutists such as Keith Underwood, Molly Barth, Christina Jennings, Jean Ferrandis, Leone Buyse, Walfrid Kujala, Susan Milan, Marina Piccinini, Renee Krimsier, Amy Porter, Trudy Kane and many others. In addition to these, he has played in chamber music coachings with the Borealis Wind Quintet and The Claremont Trio. Johnathan has performed at The Panoramic Flutist, the Ithaca Flute Institute, Walfrid Kujala's Master Classes in Flute and Piccolo, and Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound Workshop.
In 2010, Johnathan was invited to perform a solo recital for the Rockford Flute Club in Illinois. That same year, he won the Whitewater Concerto Competition, performing Frank Martin's Ballade with the Whitewater Chamber Orchestra. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition.
Johnathan was twice awarded the generous Dahle Family Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship given to a student who excels in their artistic medium while upholding an outstanding academic record. Other scholarships include the Roxa Pritchett Music Scholarship and the Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship.
Johnathan joined the Flutistry Boston team in September 2014.
Tim Carey, who hails from England, enjoys a career full of variety, as solo performer, chamber-music player, orchestral keyboard player and teacher. His early studies were with Harold Parker and Louis Kentner, and later, at the Royal College of Music, London, with Kendall Taylor, David Parkhouse, and Bernard Roberts. He was awarded many prizes and scholarships during his time there, both in and outside college.
Tim now spends his time partnering many instrumentalists, especially flautists, in a large variety of chamber-music combinations, as well as giving the occasional solo recital or concerto performance. He is the regular pianist for many flute events in England, America, Scandinavia, Slovenia and elsewhere. Last year he made his first flute-related visit to China, as well as becoming one of the pianists for the international chamber-music festival in Newport, Rhode Island. As orchestral keyboard player he has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Orchestras, the Philharmonia, the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He continues to find himself much in demand as a teacher throughout his home county of Essex, as well as accompanist at most of London's music colleges.
Piano playing has taken Mr. Carey all over Britain and Europe, as well as Israel, Malta, Russia, Scandinavia, Australia, Brazil, Japan and regularly to the USA. His other interests include reading, languages and anything to do with cars, aircraft and boats!