has been inspiring students and audiences for over 25
years. Her career is centered on the quest for more
efficient and expressive performance and on sharing her
discoveries with students and colleagues.
She cultivates a worldwide private flute studio
comprised of beginners though professionals, while
maintaining a busy personal appearance schedule as
soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, traveling
pedagogue and clinician. Currently living in North
Carolina, she serves as Adjunct Professor of Flute at
native of West Virginia, she received her Bachelor of
Music. and Masters of Music. from the University of
Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with
additional studies at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Teachers include Keith Underwood, Paige Brook, Loren
Lind, Kyril Magg, Jack Wellbaum and Robert Cavally. Ms.
LeGrand has served as Principal Flute of the Houston
Grand Opera, Texas Opera Theater Orchestra, Piccolo of
the Lexington Philharmonic (KY), and has performed often
with the Houston Symphony. She has also performed with
the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, the West Virginia
Symphony, and the Houston Ballet Orchestra. She serves
as Principal Flute and frequent soloist with the
Superior Festival Orchestra based in Marquette,
She has presented concerts
or workshops at annual flute events for the Houston
Flute Club, the Raleigh Area Flute Association, and the
National Flute Association. Through the years, Ms.
LeGrandís students and former students have achieved
many national honors including: winner and
semi-finalist, Flute Talk Competition; semi-finalists,
Myrna Brown Competition; finalists, National Flute
Association High School Soloists Competition; winners,
National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir
Competition; winners, National Flute Association High
School Flute Choir Competition; performers, National
Flute Association Masterclasses; finalists, Kingsville
Young Artist Competition; winner, Frank Bowen
Among her previous teaching contributions, Ms. LeGrand
was Flute Instructor and Flute Choir Director at the
School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati,
Flute Consultant at the High School for Performing and
Visual Arts in Houston, and Instructor of Flute at San
Ms. LeGrand enjoys combining her passions for teaching,
performing and traveling and is a frequent guest artist
and clinician. In 2003, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok,
Thailand, together with AMA Studios, sponsored Ms.
LeGrand in a concert and a series of masterclasses for
instrumentalists and vocalists.
With pianist Kenneth Grigg, Ms. LeGrand tours as the duo
Senza Misura. She has three albums in current release:
Inspirations: Music for solo flute; and two albums with
Dulcimer Dan and the Blue Skies Band: Let me Call You
Sweetheart and Memories Made in the South.
Ms. LeGrand performs on a Verne Q, Powell flute and a
headjoint made by David C. Williams.
knowledge of the flute and wind playing
transcends both the flute and wind playing.
--Kelly Love, saxophone
is a wonderfully gifted and educated
flutist. Her approach to the art of music
making incorporates years of performance
experience, a vast knowledge of repertoire,
and a practical understanding of the
physiology of performance. Her guidance has
allowed me to not only progress in my
studies, but has given me the drive to
achieve; a gift for which I will be forever
Harrell Akers, Student