Lindsay Flowers, Oboe

Lindsay Flowers is the Principal Oboist of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and English Hornist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. She previously was a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and Civic Orchestra of Chicago where she performed with Yo-Yo Ma on WFMT radio and in venues across the city.

Lindsay serves on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music where she is a member of the Wingra Wind Quintet. At Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, she received a Doctor of Music degree and designed a curriculum, “School of Music Student-Generated Community Engagement Projects.” Lindsay’s teaching integrates her collegiate volleyball training: disciplined commitment, performance visualization, supportive teamwork, persistent resilience, and the balance of effort and finesse.

A passionate chamber musician, Lindsay was a founding member of the Arundo Donax Reed Quintet, Bronze Medal Winners of The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Together with Dr. Andrew Parker, she recorded an album of oboe and English horn duo music to be released Fall 2022.

During recent summers, she has performed with the Santa Fe Opera, Grant Park, Midsummer’s (Door County), Apollo, Lake George, Castleton, Aspen, and Banff Music Festivals. She has also performed with the Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Utah, and Nashville Symphony Orchestras.

In addition to performing and teaching, Lindsay is recognized for her repair and maintenance work on oboe and English horn cane gouging machines, particularly those designed by Ferrillo, Graf, Kunibert, and Gilbert.


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