Dr. Jennifer Rhyne

Portrait of Dr. Rhyne

Jennifer Rhyne serves as Affiliate Artist and Senior Lecturer in Flute at Pacific Lutheran University where she teaches flute and music theory, directs the Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble, and performs with the Camas Woodwind Quintet. Before joining the faculty of PLU, Rhyne taught at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. The North Carolina native holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Oberlin College. Her teachers include Kathleen Chastain and Michel Debost at Oberlin, Lorna McGhee at the University of Michigan (MM degree), Carol Wincenc at Stony Brook University (DMA degree), and Pierre-Yves Artaud at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. She has been a prize winner in competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association, the Texas Flute Society, the Albuquerque Flute Association, and the Washington, D.C. Flute Society and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York.

She is a member of the Tacoma Symphony and has performed in the Northwest with Bellevue Opera, Vashon Opera, the Northwest Bach Festival, on the Second City Chamber Music Series, and at the Icicle Creek Music Center in addition to directing the Tacoma Flute Choir.

She has performed in the Northeast with the New Haven Symphony and the Atlantic Philharmonic. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the PLU Wind Ensemble, the Fort Hays Wind Ensemble, the Stony Brook Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony.

A dedicated pedagogue, her articles have been published in School Band and Orchestra Magazine and Flute Talk, and she has been a featured lecturer and masterclass clinician at the Kansas Music Educators Convention, the University of Oregon, Cornish College of the Arts, Ohio University, and Columbus State University in Georgia as well as a frequent adjudicator for contests in the Northwest. Her students have won prizes in competitions sponsored by PLU, the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, the Tacoma Philharmonic, the Washington Music Educators Association, and the National Flute Association. Rhyne enjoys performing a wide variety of music from all genres and eras, including historically-informed performances of early music on a one-keyed traverse flute as well as performances of avant-garde contemporary solo and chamber works. Her Two Muses recording with guitarist Matthew Hinsley is available from Amazon.