Nell Flanders

Nell Flanders
New York, NY
Instrumental Music
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
K-12 Schools, Assisted Living, College/University, Community Center, Hospital, Library
Conductor's Guild; American String Teachers Association

Riverside Orchestra, Spring 2011, Guest Conductor Philharmonisch Orkest Mozart, soloist, Beethoven Violin Concerto, March 2009 Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues Chicago Opera Theater Baroque Band, principal second violin University of Chicago Piano Trio Academia Ars Musicae, principal second violin Oberlin Community Orchestra, conductor

Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Fall 2010- present, Instructor of violin and chamber music; Utah State University, Spring 2010, Instructor of violin and chamber music; University of Chicago, 2005-2007, Instructor of violin, chamber music coordinator; VanderCook College of Music, 2005-2007, Instructor of violin and chamber music; Oberlin in Panama program, 1993, violin and viola instructor, choral director
In my experience as a teacher and performer, music has the power to excite people's minds and emotions while building meaningful friendships and fostering a sense of community. As a conductor and violinist, I am particularly interested in the benefits of intergenerational music-making, both in orchestral settings and smaller chamber ensembles. Having led community ensembles in Chicago, New York, the Netherlands, and Panama, I have witnessed the enjoyment and sense of accomplishment that musicians at all levels of expertise can achieve. Playing music brings people of different ages, nationalities, and backgrounds together in the pursuit of a common goal.