Traci Bluhm, Flute
Private Instructor, Freelance Musician
M.M. in Music Education, University of Louisville
B.M. in Music Education, Indiana University
B.S. Sociology, University of Illinois
Traci has enjoyed many teaching and performance opportunities. She was assistant band director of Eastern High School in Louisville, KY when they marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in 2010. She was the conductor of the Middle School Honor Flute Choir at the Kentucky Flute Festival and conducts Flute Frenzy Prelude in Williamsburg. Her large group performance experiences include The Northshore Concert Band, Louisville Chamber Winds, Mothership, Virginia Wind Symphony, Symphonicity, Hampton Roads Philharmonic and Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble. Her small group experience includes various pit orchestras and flute orchestras at the Low Flute Festival and the National Flute Convention, including the NFA Professional Flute Choir on bass flute. She has played under the conducting batons of Gary Smith, Dr. Mark Hindsley, Dr. Linda Moorhouse, Dr. Harry Begian, John Paynter, James Keene, Dr. Fred Speck, Dennis Zeisler and many others. She maintains a private flute studio, teaches sectionals in schools in the Hampton Roads community and is Woodwind/Visual Instructor at Princess Anne High School.
During her lifetime of playing, she has found a love of the piccolo, alto flute and bass flute. Recently she has added contrabass flute to her repertoire of played instruments. She loves playing new repertoire of the instruments and exploring their abilities in extended techniques. Composing and arranging for these instruments has become a natural outlet with her curiosity and love of these instruments.
She received her Master in Flute Performance from Louisville University. Further education comes from Indiana University and the University of Illinois. She is grateful to her former teachers which include Margaret Jamner, Kathy Carr, and Donald Gotlieb.