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Members of Flutatious!


FlorFloraflutea Alexander is a flutist and music teacher in Central New Jersey.  She recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and Music Education, where she studied under Amy Porter. She is middle school band and chorus director in the Clark Public School District, is active as a freelance flutist, and maintains a private flute studio


Jenny Cline is a flutist and teacher in central New Jersey.  JennyfluteShe holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University, where she studied with Walfrid Kujala. She performs regularly with the Summit, Plainfield, and Monmouth Symphonies, and is a member of the Monmouth Winds Quintet.


Cathy Garrison is a freelance flutist and teacher in CathyFluteMountain Lakes, NJ, and a founding member of FLUTATIOUS!. She is also a church soloist and orchestral flutist, appearing with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, the Little Opera Company of New Jersey, and New Jersey Concert Opera. She is currently furthering her musical education at Montclair State University in NJ, studying with Susan Palma.


Bill Hoff has a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College and a Master Bill Hoffof Music from Manhattan School of Music.  A member of the USMA Band while at West Point, he performs with the Garden State Concert Band,  South Orange Symphony and New Sussex Symphony. His teachers include Genevieve Hall, David Berman, Paige Brook, John Wummer, Harold Bennett, Eleanor Lawrence, Christine Potter and Dent Williamson.


Bill HutBill Hutzelzel, a performer and teacher for over 30 years, holds a degree in Music Ed. from Montclair State College, with post graduate studies under Paige Brook, N.Y. Philharmonic. He directs the Brookside Chamber Ensemble, is a founding member of FLUTATIOUS!, co-founding member of the New Jersey Flute Society, and he freelances. He is the owner of The Flute Loft, the number one distributor of DiZhao flutes in New Jersey, and The Wind Loft, distributor for New England Winds woodwinds and brass, a Di Zhao brand name..


NanNancyFlutecy Evans Shearer, a founding member of FLUTATIOUS!, has a BS in Music Ed and Flute Performance.  She is a member of the Edison Symphony and the Central Jersey Orchestra. A former student of Sam Baron, she was principal flutist with the Garden State Symphonic Band and the NJ Pops Orchestra. She was also a member of the Northeastern Philharmonic. She maintains a private studio in Morristown, NJ.


Lawrence Liggins, received his Bachelor of Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where he studied with a host of teachers, including Kathleen Nestor, and Bart Feller. In addition to teaching music at Arts High School in Newark, Mr. Liggins performs as a soloist and with various ensembles, including the Whitehouse Wind Symphony and the Renaissance Winds quintet. He also has some serious jazz chops, performing with the National Flute Association's Jazz Flute Big Band in 2011.

Clarissa Nolde, studied with Walfrid Kujala at Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Music in flute performance, and with Jeanne Baxtresser at Juilliard, where she received a Master of Music. She performed with Orchestra of Asturias and Orchestra La Caruña in Spain from 1992-1997, before returning to New Jersey, where she is now a middle school band director in the New Bruswick school system. She also maintains a private studio and freelances as a performer.




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