Lindsay Flowers is the Principal Oboist of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and English Hornist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. She previously was a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and held a fellowship with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under the mentorship of Yo-Yo Ma, who she appeared with on WFMT radio and in venues across the city.
Formerly, she taught at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Sistema Ravinia, and was an Associate Instructor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. There she is completing her dissertation for a Doctorate of Music under the instruction of Linda Strommen and Roger Roe, won the Oboe Studio Concerto Competition performing Martinu’s Oboe Concerto, and was a founding member of the Arundo Donax Reed Quintet, Bronze Medal Winners of The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
During recent summers, she has performed with the Santa Fe Opera, Grant Park, Midsummer’s (Door County), Lake George, Castleton, Aspen, and Banff Music Festivals. She has also performed with the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Utah, and Nashville. Lindsay is also recognized for her intuitive maintenance and repair of oboe and English horn gouging machines.