Renaissance Music Video
Michele McGovern has a variety of YouTube videos available on her website and YouTube channel, including several renaissance music video options, including Nocturne. Her work includes original pieces and musical adaptions that are all performed by world famous flutist Michele McGovern. Many of her music videos are award-winning projects that are featured on YouTube and Vimeo. Her work as a crossover classical musician has launched her already distinguished career into a new genre that includes beautiful renaissance music video endeavors, as well modern renditions of classical pieces and jazzy originals.
As the undeniably bet flutist Chicago has to offer, Ms. McGovern’s career has always been impressive. She started out as a classical flutist performing with some of the most accomplished orchestras and symphonies, including 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), and Lukas Foss' "For Toru" (Lukas Foss conducting). In addition to these amazing highlights in her career, Michele enjoyed a 15 year run as the Principle Flute for the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra. All of this preparation helped her grow as a musician and influenced the making of her original renaissance music video, Nocturne, along with many other crossover classical videos in her repertoire.
As one of the Top 10 Flutists in the World, she has had the opportunity to work and study with some amazing musicians, 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 was also a piano student of Melody Lord. Her natural talent and hard-worked earned Michele received a full scholarship to the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, where she received a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Music Performance. It wasn’t until after her career as a classical musician was in full swing that she would create her first renaissance music video.
Although her latest renaissance music video is an exceptional piece of work, it was her tribute to Ms. Melody Lord that launched her YouTube career. Although this video entitled Moonlight Sonata is based on an arrangement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Mvt. 1) that Michele and Melody completed during their 12 year working relationship and not a renaissance music video it was a huge success. In fact, Ms. McGovern received one of many awards, including best music video for this heartfelt tribute for its collaborative musical arrangement and the story written by Michele.
Her current renaissance music video is much more mysterious than her previous works. The future for Michele McGovern is filled with a variety of exciting ventures, including more renaissance music video projects, as well as a new foray into musical theater with a production Vadula, which will combine the musical talents of Ms. McGovern and other artists with singing, dancing, and acting. The theater production is currently in the early stages with talented individuals from the Chicago and surrounding area being encouraged to participate. We look forward to all of the new music videos and other productions Michele has to offer in the near future.