Laurel Ewell received her Doctor of Musical Arts from West Virginia University and her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Washington. She held the position of Assistant Principal and Second Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She also served as flute instructor for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Dr. Ewell has performed with the West Virginia Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Lyric Mountain Music Festival, and the Laureate Wind Quintet, resident wind quintet of West Virginia University.
Her other chamber performances have included recitals for the International Double Reed Society, the Eastern Conference of the Music Teachers National Association, the Tuesday at Towson recital series at Towson University and the Sundays at Central concert series in Baltimore. In 2003 her performance of Reminiscence for solo flute by composer JianJun He was included on a recording by the Ningxia Da Di Video & Audio Publishing House.
Dr. Ewell’s dissertation titled “A Symbolist Melodrama: The Confluence of Poem and Music in Debussy’s La Flûte de Pan” won the DMA/PHD Dissertation competition for the National Flute Association in 2006.
Currently, Dr. Ewell lives in Baltimore, Maryland where she teaches flute and music theory for the Maryland Performing Arts Institute. She is also a founding member and performer with the Baltimore Flute Choir. Further information may be found at www.laurelewell.com.
Research Project: A Symbolist Melodrama: The Confluence of Poem and Music in Debussy’s La Flûte de Pan
PRIVATE FLUTE INSTRUCTOR (1979-present)
TOWSON UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT (2000-present)
Faculty (flute, music theory)
Instructor in aural theory for music majors.
Artist Faculty (flute, flute ensemble)
Faculty (flute, chamber music, music theory)
MARROWSTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL (1988)
Faculty (flute and chamber music)
Syrinx Rhythmic Teaching Edition by Kathryn Blocki and Laurel Ewell
Symbolist Melodrama: The
Confluence of Poem and Music in Debussy’s La
Flûte de Pan” for the National Flute
"Syrinx or La Flûte de Pan? The original performance context for Debussy's work for solo flute" presented at the Mid-Atlantic conference for the College Music Society, March, 1999
WINNER OF THE DMA/PHD DISSERTAION COMPETITION for the National Flute Association, 2006
WINNER YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION 3/99
Performed Renaissance Concerto by
Lukas Foss with
Mountain Music Festival presented a series of summer orchestra
concerts in the
WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY piccolo 6/95, 7/97
WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC THEATER flute, piccolo 1996, 1997, 1999
Regional tour of Don Giovanni
Piccolo and flute in summer concert series.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic is a full-time professional orchestra, performing about 100 concerts a year. Kenneth Schermerhorn, Music Director
CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE
SUNDAYS AT CENTRAL CONCERT SERIES 10/03
CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE REED SOCIETY 6/03
Music of the Twentieth Century Chamber Music concert, flute
Performance of Beethoven Trio (flute, bassoon, fortepiano) with Dr. Peter Amstutz and Dr. Terry Ewell
LAUREATE WIND QUINTET Substitute flute Recruitment Tours 1996-1998
This is the
resident wind quintet of
NINGXIA DA DI VIDEO & AUDIO PUBLISHING HOUSE
Featured in performance of Reminiscence for solo flute.
Records (6.220297). Yoshikazu Fukumura, conductor.
TREASURER: The Baltimore Flute Choir 2006-present
CO-FOUNDER AND COORDINATOR 1996-1997
Wonder Arts and Humanities Series at
Coordinator of student flute ensemble for the West Virginia Music Teachers Association Pedals and Bows concerts. 1994,1996