Acclaimed for her glorious sound, placid technique, and demanding stage presence, flutist Rachelle Crowell celebrates a zealous career as a distinguished solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. Ms. Crowell has won several prestigious competitions, most recently of which includes the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition, the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s T. Gordon Parks Memorial Concerto Competition, and the Colorado Flute Association’s First Annual Collegiate Competition. She has performed as featured soloist with each of these orchestras respectively, and was additionally selected to perform as one of twelve finalists for the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artist Competition. She pursues regular performances with local orchestras such as the Colorado Bach Ensemble.
Ms. Crowell currently serves as the Professor of Flute at Laramie County Community College and also maintains an extensive flute studio in northern Colorado. She has twelve years of experience teaching flute lessons to students of all ages and experience levels. A central pillar of her teaching philosophy is that every individual deserves the opportunity to engage in the beautiful language of music, and that every individual should pursue music in ways that are meaningful to them.
Ms. Crowell holds a Masters of Flute Performance from Colorado State University where she served as a graduate teaching assistant. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned both a Bachelors of Flute Performance and a Bachelors of Music Education. In addition to her work with flutists Christina Jennings (University of Colorado), Brook Ferguson (Colorado Symphony Orchestra), and Michelle Stanley (Colorado State University), Ms. Crowell has also studied with Carol Wincenc (The Juilliard School), Leone Buyse (Rice University), Marianne Gedigian (The University of Texas at Austin), Amy Porter (University of Michigan), Jim Walker (University of Southern California), Jennifer Keeney (University of Houston), Joshua Smith (The Cleveland Orchestra), Conor Nelson (Bowling Green State University), Eva Amsler (Florida State University), and Marco Grenados (Longy School of Music).