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Laurel Ewell received her Doctor of Musical Arts from West Virginia University and her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Washington.  She held the position of Assistant Principal and Second Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She also served as flute instructor for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Dr. Ewell has performed with the West Virginia Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Lyric Mountain Music Festival, and the Laureate Wind Quintet, resident wind quintet of West Virginia University.

Her other chamber performances have included recitals for the International Double Reed Society, the Eastern Conference of the Music Teachers National Association, the Tuesday at Towson recital series at Towson University and the Sundays at Central concert series in Baltimore. In 2003 her performance of Reminiscence for solo flute by composer JianJun He was included on a recording by the Ningxia Da Di Video & Audio Publishing House.

Dr. Ewell’s dissertation titled “A Symbolist Melodrama: The Confluence of Poem and Music in Debussy’s La Flûte de Pan” won the DMA/PHD Dissertation competition for the National Flute Association in 2006.

Currently, Dr. Ewell lives in Baltimore, Maryland where she teaches flute and music theory for the Maryland Performing Arts Institute. She is also a founding member and performer with the Baltimore Flute Choir. Further information may be found at www.laurelewell.com.

劳蕾尔.尤尔博士(Laurel Ewell华盛顿大学文学、音乐双学士,西弗吉尼亚大学音乐艺术博士。她曾担任香港管弦乐团副首席和第二长笛的职位、香港中文大学及香港演艺学院的长笛导师。
尤尔博士曾参与西弗吉尼亚交响乐团、大西洋中部交响乐团、“Lyric Mountain音乐节”、Laureate木管五重奏、西弗吉尼亚大学当地木管五重奏的演出。
其他室内乐表演包括国际双簧协会、美国东部音乐教师协会举办的音乐会、陶森大学星期二系列音乐会及巴尔的摩周日系列音乐会。在2003年,
她表演了中国作曲家何建军的长笛独奏作品《回忆》,被收录于宁夏大地影音出版社录制的唱片集中。尤尔的博士论文题为“象征主义音乐剧:
德彪西的《牧神的午后》中音乐和诗的交汇”,在2006年国家长笛协会举办的博士论文比赛中获奖。目前,尤尔博士住在马里兰州巴尔的摩,
任教于马里兰演艺学院长笛和音乐理论专业;另外,她还是巴尔的摩长笛合唱团的表演及创始成员。有关尤尔博士的进一步资料,可登陆www.laurelewell.com


EDUCATION

 
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Doctor of Musical Arts (2004) in Flute Performance

                        Research Project: A Symbolist Melodrama: The Confluence of Poem and Music in Debussy’s La Flûte de Pan

 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts (1979) Cum Laude

  

TEACHING

            PRIVATE FLUTE INSTRUCTOR (1979-present)

 
            TOWSON UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT (2000-present)

Faculty (flute, music theory)

 
            TRINITY ARTS ACADEMY (2002-2006)

Faculty (flute)

 
            WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (1999-2000)

                        Instructor in aural theory for music majors.

 
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAM (1990- 2000)

Artist Faculty (flute, flute ensemble)

 

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEER MUSIC CAMP (1997-1999, 2001)

                        Faculty (flute, chamber music, music theory)

 
            MARROWSTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL (1988)

                        Faculty (flute and chamber music)

 
            HONG KONG ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS  (1979-1985)

                        Faculty (flute)

 CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (1981)

            Lecturer (flute)

 
PUBLICATIONS

 Syrinx Rhythmic Teaching Edition by Kathryn Blocki and Laurel Ewell

See: http://www.blockiflute.com/book-rythmic-teaching.php

 

 PRESENTATIONS

Presentation of  “A Symbolist Melodrama: The Confluence of Poem and Music in Debussy’s La Flûte de Pan” for the National Flute Association Convention, Pittsburgh, PA 2006

"Syrinx or La Flûte de Pan? The original performance context for Debussy's work for solo flute" presented at the Mid-Atlantic conference for the College Music Society, March, 1999

 
AWARDS

WINNER OF THE DMA/PHD DISSERTAION COMPETITION for the National Flute Association, 2006

 
WINNER YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION 3/99

Performed Renaissance Concerto by Lukas Foss with West Virginia University Symphony

  

ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

LYRIC MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL Alternate Principal Flute 7/98

The Lyric Mountain Music Festival presented a series of summer orchestra concerts in the Laurel Mountains of Pennsylvania.

            WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY piccolo 6/95, 7/97

            WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC THEATER flute, piccolo 1996, 1997, 1999

OPERA THEATER OF PITTSBURGH Second Flute 4/94

 Regional tour of Don Giovanni

MORGANTOWN MUNICIPAL BAND 7/91-7/01

                Piccolo and flute in summer concert series.

 HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC Assistant Principal Flute, 1980-1985

The Hong Kong Philharmonic is a full-time professional orchestra, performing about 100 concerts a year. Kenneth Schermerhorn, Music Director

 
CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE

 
            SUNDAYS AT CENTRAL CONCERT SERIES 10/03

Towson, Maryland. Performed the Beethoven Trio (flute, bassoon, piano) with Reynaldo Reyas and Terry Ewell and Night Whispers (flute, bassoon).

 
            CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE REED SOCIETY  6/03

Greensboro, North Carolina. Chamber music recital featuring music for flute and bassoon, including the world premiere of Night Whispers by Dr. Jonathan Leshnoff.

TOWSON UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC

 Performed Martinu Trio Sonata and Telemann Cantata with Dr. Donald Watts, Dr. Christopher Dillon and Dr. Leneida Crawford 5/06

 Performed Ravel Chanson Madecasses with Dr. Leneida Crawford and Dr. Donald Watts 11/06

 Performed the Musical Offering by J. S. Bach with Dr. Donald Watts, Dr. David Yarbrough, and Dr. Eva Mengelkoch 5/03

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY 3/99

            Music of the Twentieth Century Chamber Music concert, flute

 EASTERN REGIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 3/98

Performance of Beethoven Trio (flute, bassoon, fortepiano) with Dr. Peter Amstutz and Dr. Terry Ewell

 

LAUREATE WIND QUINTET Substitute flute Recruitment Tours 1996-1998

This is the resident wind quintet of West Virginia University.

           

PENN ALPS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 1996

Grantsville, Maryland.   Concert of flute and harp music with Christine Mazza.

 CONCERTS IN THE PARK 1996, 1997, 1999

Morgantown, West Virginia. Chamber music concerts featuring flute & harp, a trio of 2 flutes and bassoon and a flute quartet.

  

RECORDINGS

            NINGXIA DA DI VIDEO & AUDIO  PUBLISHING HOUSE

 He Jianjun. Reminiscence. Ningxia Da Di Video & Audio Publishing House. 2003.

            Featured in performance of Reminiscence for solo flute.

 
HONG KONG RECORDS

 Brahms, Johannes. Hungarian Dances. Hong Kong Records. Kenneth Jean, conductor.

 Wagner, Richard. American Centennial March, Polonica, Rule Britannia, Imperial

March. Hong Kong Records (6.220114). 20‑21 Jan. 1983. Varujan, Kojian, conductor.

 Chinese TV Themes. Varujan Kojian, conductor.

 Colorful Clouds: The Hong Kong Philharmonic Plays Popular Chinese Classics. Hong Kong Records (6.240090). 19‑20 Jan. 1982. Kenneth Jean, conductor.

 Kwan, Michael. Michael Kwan Live in Concert. Philips (6642 048). 1982.

 Mayazumi, Toshiro. Sansara, Phonologie Symphonique, Bacchanale. Hong Kong

Records (6.220297). Yoshikazu Fukumura, conductor.

 Under the Silver Moon: The Hong Kong Philharmonic Plays Popular Chinese Classics, Vol. 2. Hong Kong Records (6.240279). 7‑10 May 1984. Kenneth Jean, conductor.

  ADMINISTRATION

       

            TREASURER: The Baltimore Flute Choir 2006-present

STATE TREASURER: West Virginia Music Teachers Association 1999-2000

CO-FOUNDER AND COORDINATOR 1996-1997

 World of Wonder Arts and Humanities Series at West Virginia University, a program linking the College of Creative Arts and Monongalia County schools.  Duties involved the development, administration, and performances of various programs within the College of Creative Arts and throughout the Monongalia County schools.           

 DIRECTOR, MORGANTOWN FLUTE ENSEMBLE 1995-1996    

Morgantown, West Virginia. Conducted and coordinated performances in several local concert series.

 DIRECTOR, STUDENT FLUTE ENSEMBLE

Coordinator of student flute ensemble for the West Virginia Music Teachers Association Pedals and Bows concerts. 1994,1996