Phyllis Avidan Louke, flute
Phyllis Avidan Louke is a music educator with over 40 years of experience, as well as a professional flutist and teacher, maintaining a private flute studio in Portland, Oregon. She was the adjunct flute instructor at Pacific University from 2016-2020, is principal flute of the Tilikum Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band, and is the music director of Rose City Flute Choir. In addition, she has performed, presented workshops, and conducted nationally, including at many of the annual National Flute Association Conventions, and at many local flute club events throughout the United States. Her articles have been published in national publications The Instrumentalist, Flute Talk, Flutists’ Quarterly, and Band World Magazine.
An internationally known composer and member of ASCAP, Mrs. Louke specializes in solo and ensemble music for the flute, flute choir and pedagogical music, and along with Patricia George is the co-author of an award-winning series of pedagogical publications published by Theodore Presser Company which includes Flute 101: Mastering the Basics, Flute 102: Mastering the Basics, Flute 103: Mastering the Basics, The Flute Scale Book: A Path to Artistry, The Flute Vibrato Book, and Advanced Flute Studies: The Art of Chunking.
Mrs. Louke graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she studied with Burnett Atkinson. She is married with two adult children and a grandson. www.phyllislouke.com, www.fabulousflute.com .