Loretta Contino, flute
Loretta Contino served as a National Flute Association Delegate
to the People's Republic of China in 1987 and to the USSR in 1989.
As a member and soloist with the American Flute Orchestra, she has
toured Ireland, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, and England.
She performs both traditional and contemporary music and is
active in the National Flute Association as a performer and
presenter. At the 1999 convention in Atlanta, her subject was
"Demystifying Memorization," and in 2002 she gave a visual
presentation, "Off the Wall Applied Music Theory."
Many of her articles on flute technique and teaching have been
published. She frequently serves as a judge for music contests and
has taught at music camps in Michigan and Kentucky.
A native of greater Cleveland, she studied with Maurice Sharp at
the Cleveland Institute of Music, has her bachelor's degree from
the University of Cincinnati and her master of music from Butler
University. She studied the Suzuki method with Toshio Takahashi and
continues to attend master classes including those of Robert Dick,
Jean Pierre Rampal, Michel Debost, and others.