Classic Flutist Chicago

One of the classic flutist Chicago artists is starting to make a real name for herself on YouTube. Michele McGovern has already been a member of a number of respected symphony orchestras, but she has started to branch out into the new crossover classical music genre. Michele’s talents go beyond her recognition as an award-winning flutist, and recipient of the Farwell Award for musical excellence on two separate occasions. She is garnering admiration for her beautiful videos and music

Ms. McGovern has been involved in music for years and received her bachelor and master degrees in Music Performance from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University with full scholarships. As a classic flutist Chicago audiences have seen her perform as a soloist with orchestras, such as the Mozart's D Major Concerto, Mozart's Andante, Vivaldi's Il Gardellino Concerto, Vivaldi's La Notte Concerto, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 for two flutes and violin (with flutist Mary Stolper and violinist Rachel Barton Pine), Lukas Foss' "For Toru" (Lukas Foss conducting) and in the McGovern/Lord orchestral arrangement of Carmen.

As a classic flutist Chicago, Michele had the extraordinary opportunity to perform with the Saint Petersburg Camerata, when she was invited to record with them in Russia. She has studied with some of the best classic flutist Chicago has to offer, as well as other exceptional musicians. Her teachers included including Jean Berkenstock (former principal Lyric Opera Orchestra), Alexander Murray (former principal London Symphony), Donald Peck (former principal Chicago Symphony), Mary Stolper (principle Grant Park Symphony), and Melody Lord (revered teacher, accompanist, and arranger). 

Michele is a classic flutist Chicago musician Melody Lord not only mentored, but she also helped establish an ongoing love of composing and arranging, which Ms. McGovern was fortunate to share with Ms. Lord. They worked together for 12 years on a number of compositions and arrangements for flute and piano. Two of the fruits of their labor included 6 arrangements for the popular Carmen, as well as an arrangement for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. One of the highlights of Michele’s classic flutist Chicago career was a concert with Ms. Lord outside of Illinois at Carnegie Hall at the Weil recital hall, where they performed their arrangement of Carmen.

It wasn’t until after the untimely death of Melody Lord that Michele began her foray into the world of YouTube with their arrangement of Moonlight Sonata, which Ms. McGovern produced as an award-winning video. The video was dedicated to the memory of Ms. Lord, who was a tremendous mentor for Michele. The overwhelming success of Moonlight has been challenged by this classic flutist Chicago artists other videos that include a mix of crossover classical music that includes some of her own compositions, as well as other arrangements. 

The talent of this classic flutist Chicago music lovers will find extraordinary. Her original compositions combine a unique mix of jazz, rock, and even Latin rhythms. In addition, Michele continues to impress YouTube and Vimeo audiences with her remarkable writing, directing, and acting abilities. We expect to see much more of this classic flutist Chicago talents in the near future with the release of another anticipated video.