Assistant Professor of Flute
Dr. Carmen Lemoine is assistant professor of flute at Wichita State University (WSU) and principal flute of Wichita Symphony Orchestra in Wichita, Kansas. She is also a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony and has performed as guest principal flute with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand. Prior to WSU, Lemoine served as chamber music faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Previous orchestral experience includes positions with Marin Symphony and Santa Cruz Symphony, and performances with the Louisville Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, New Hampshire Music Festival, Opera Parallèle, and the Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra.
Equally at home in small ensembles of contrasting styles, Carmen is flutist with the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet and performs with the WSU Latin jazz ensemble Banda Hispanica. She also collaborates with guitarist Mark Simons, founder of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet. She founded the Bay Area wind sextet Frequency 49 and is a former member of the hip-hop/classical fusion group Ensemble Mik Nawooj.
Lemoine has recently been guest artist for the Montana Flute Association and University of Nevada-Reno Flute Day. She has also presented clinics and performed at the 2017, 2013, and 2012 National Flute Association Conventions, Mid-South Flute Festival, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, University of Kansas Flute Day, Oklahoma Flute Fair, Texas Summer Flute Symposium, and the San Francisco Flute Festival.
Lemoine earned degrees in flute performance from the Eastman School of Music (BM and DMA), where she studied with celebrated artist and teacher Bonita Boyd, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM), studying with San Francisco Symphony principal flute Timothy Day. She also volunteers for the Wichita Family Crisis Center. Learn more at carmenlemoine.com.