Flutist Artist Chicago
Michele McGovern is a flutist artist Chicago resident, world renowned musician, and award-winning video creator. She has also enjoyed a very successful career as an orchestra member. Ms. McGovern is a very talented individual and the winner of many awards, including accolades for her videos and her flutist abilities. She is also a very successful composer and arranger, as well as a flutist artist Chicago resident for many years.
Michele is one of the rare flutist artist Chicago musicians with the ability to play, compose, and arrange a broad variety of musical genres including jazz, rock, classical, and Latin to name just a few. In addition to all of her many talents as a musician, she has also proven herself to be a remarkable writer, director, and actress. There are examples of her new-found skills available on her YouTube and Vimeo channels. As a flutist artist Chicago musician, Ms. McGovern began her career at the prestigious Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University where she received full scholarships to complete both a bachelor and master degree in Music Performance. Once she earned her degrees she began entering and winning competitions at the suggestion of her teacher, mentor, and colleague Melody Lord.
One of the many awards she earned included the Farwell Award for musical excellence, which she earned not once, but twice. This very prestigious award is given by the Musicians Club of Women. It is the oldest musical club in America and highly revered for their support of young musicians. Ms. McGovern studied with some of the greatest musicians of our time, as a flutist artist Chicago. Her mentors and teachers included, 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).
Over time, Ms. Lord and Ms. McGovern and Ms. Lord would establish a 12 year working relationship arranging a variety of pieces for the piano and flute, which ultimately earned them the honor of a concert at Carnegie Hall at the Weil recital hall. During their performance they played all 6 of their orchestral arrangements of Carmen. In addition to her work with Ms. Lord, Michele would play as a soloist for a number of famous orchestras and directors. In 2011, she was invited to record with the Saint Petersburg Camerata. She also enjoyed a 15 year stint as the principal flute with the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra.
This is just the beginning of her flutist artist Chicago career. Today, she is quickly becoming a YouTube sensation and a regular performer on Live from Center Stage in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This show is broadcast to over 80,000 people with additional viewers watching her performances on her popular YouTube channel. You can learn more about this flutist artist Chicago musicians crossover classical work on her site Fluteroom.com. You will find her latest videos, including Pavane, which is a steampunk inspired rock rendition of the airy and light original masterpiece composed by Gabriel Fauré