Phone: (336) 758-6005
Office: M207 Scales Fine Arts Center
Kathryn Levy serves as Senior Lecturer in flute. Since coming to WFU in 1976, she has developed the flute choir and wind chamber music programs in addition to her studio teaching. Ms. Levy has presented Flute Fest at WFU since 1988. This event combines the talents of WFU flutists, the Silver Wind Flute Choir (a professional ensemble founded and directed by Ms. Levy) and community flutists of all ages who are invited to join in a mass performance of a large flute choir piece such as the Pachelbel Canon.
Ms. Levy has enjoyed an active career as a teacher, orchestral musician and chamber musician. She has held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Salem College and Davidson College. She has served as flutist in the New Orleans Philharmonic and the Rochester Philharmonic. In addition, she has performed with the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Peter Britt Festival in Oregon, and the Cabrillo Festival and the Mozart Festival, both in California, the North Carolina Symphony, the Charlotte Symphony, the Salisbury Symphony and has toured Europe three times with the American Sinfonietta. A founding member of the OP5 Woodwind Quintet, and Director of the Silver Wind Flute Choir of Winston-Salem, she is frequently heard performing chamber music with the WFU faculty and the Carolina Chamber Players.
Ms. Levy grew up in Salinas, California. She studied flute with Katherine Sorenson of San Jose, Paul Renzi of San Francisco, Roger Stevens at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Joseph Mariano of the Eastman School of Music and Maurice Sharpe at the Aspen Music Festival. She earned the BM and the coveted Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.
Ms. Levy currently serves as Principal Flute of the Winston Salem Symphony and Piccoloist with the Chautauqua Symphony which has an 8 week summer season in Chautauqua, NY.