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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Yoon Huh 

Co-President

Flutist Yoon Jung Huh is a vibrant soloist, chamber player and educator. Dr. Huh has performed at numerous recitals and concerts including appearance at the Kennedy Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, and Sejong Performing Arts Center. She has appeared as a concerto soloist in performances with Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Baroque Ensemble, and Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra.

She won top competition awards and honors throughout the United States, Europe and Asia including prizes in Alexander and Bouno International Flute Competition, Boston University Soloists’ Competition, Dong-A International Music Competition, Busan Concours sponsored by the MBC Broadcasting Company, and Daegu Music Association Concours, and VI Jurjānu Andrejs International Woodwind Competition.

Dr. Huh received her bachelor's degree from Seoul National University in flute performance, a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Graduate Performance Diploma degree at  the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts at Boston University in 2018.

Currently, Dr. Huh is a flutist of Flano Duo. She released her second album ‘L' Après-Midi Romantique released’ recently, featuring major romantic sonatas for flute and piano. Dr. Huh also taught at Rutgers Community Arts, Boston University. Also she currently is a Co- President of New Jersey Flute Society to contribute to the local musical society.

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Sarah Carrier (she/her)

Co-President

Flutist, producer, and teacher Dr. Sarah Carrier received praise from The New York Times for combining “thoughtful musicality with virtuosity in her alternately energetic and delicate account of a flute line laden with light multiphonics and unusual timbres.” She has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall (Perelman and Weill), National Sawdust, Harpa Concert Hall (Reykjavík), The Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Walt Disney Hall, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Merkin Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Issue Project Room, National Opera Center, and many more. Sarah is also a member of the acclaimed Parhelion Trio, an all-female NYC-based flute, clarinet, and piano ensemble dedicated to bringing virtuosic, robust, and impactful contemporary music to diverse audiences. Parhelion has held residencies at Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Adelphi University’s “New Music XII” series, and New Music For Strings Festival, along with an ensemble fellowship at the 2018 Blackbird Creative Lab. Parhelion was a semi-finalist in the inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition as well as the Concert Artist Guild competition. Sarah has given workshops, masterclasses, and performances for the New York Philharmonic's Very Young 

Composers program, Vermont Youth Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society. She has also adjudicated competitions for New Jersey Flute Society and the New York Flute Club. As the producer of the multidisciplinary project Dark Matter: A Tribute to Vera Rubin, Sarah Carrier is a grant recipient from organizations such as New Music USA and MAP Fund to commission Angélica Negrón, Alexandra du Bois, and Danielle Eva Schwob to compose works for Parhelion Trio in dedication to the late astrophysicist Vera Rubin. Sarah holds a DMA from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York where she completed her dissertation “Reimagining the Flute Masterclass: Case Studies Exploring Artistry, Authority, and Embodiment” (2019). While pursuing her DMA (CUNY) and MM (New York University), she studied with Robert Dick. Prior to moving to Wayne, New Jersey, Sarah served on faculty at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn where she taught the Postmodern and Music Appreciation courses. 

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Stephanie Kertesz

Vice President, Scholarship Coordinator

Flutist Stephanie Kertesz is an active solo, chamber and orchestral performer and teacher based in northern New Jersey and the greater NYC area. She currently is the second flutist with the Flint Symphony Orchestra in her home state of Michigan. In 2022 and 2023, Stephanie was a quarterfinalist in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and was the second prize winner in the Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Stephanie holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Indiana University. More information about Stephanie, upcoming performances, and past recordings can be found on her website (stephaniekertesz.com) and her YouTube Channel. 

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Schuyler Thornton (she/her)

Treasurer

Schuyler Thornton, D.M.A., is a dynamic flutist and teacher based in the Tri-State area. She is currently the flutist of the North American Broadway Tour of Les Misérables and the Lecturer of Flute & Director of Flute Ensemble at Muhlenberg College. Schuyler recently performed in the Off-Broadway revivals of Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife and Richard Rodgers' No Strings with the J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company. Additionally, she has performed with the Ohio Light Opera, College Light Opera, Rutgers Opera Theatre, Rockbridge Symphony, Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, and Sewanee Music Festival. Dr. Thornton is an active teacher and is on faculty at Rutgers Community Arts, and has several articles on pedagogy published in Flute Talk and The Instrumentalist. Schuyler has presented masterclasses and recitals at several universities across the US. She proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence University Alumni Association. Schuyler earned her Bachelor of Music in Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Government from Lawrence University and Conservatory of Music, her Master of Music in Performance from James Madison University, and her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance under the tutelage of Bart Feller at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. www.schuylerthornton.com

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David Stedge (he/him)

Secretary

David Stedge is an active Flutist and Music Educator in the Lower Hudson Valley of NY  and Northern NJ. He teaches Elementary General Music and Chorus at Pine Tree  Elementary School in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District where he takes an  active role in giving his students the foundations of their music education and showcasing  their potential with the energy and passion they thrive on in the classroom. Outside the  school day, David performs in the New Jersey Wind Symphony and the Flute Choir  within the section. He has performed side by side with the West Virginia Symphony  Orchestra and performed on Flute and Piccolo with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra  in Pennsylvania, both of which he substitutes with. David made his solo debut at Weill  Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a First Prize Winner of the Golden Classical Music  Awards International Competition and was the Winner of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp  Staff Solo Competition in 2018. When not making music, you can find David at the local  gyms teaching his other passions; Les Mills BodyAttack and BodyCombat, two high  intensity cardio classes. He currently studies with Dr. Tanya Witek and received his  Master of Music in Flute Performance from West Virginia University, where he was the  Graduate Teaching Assistant to the Flute Studio. David also received a Bachelor of  Music in 

Music Education with a flute emphasis and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Music  with a voice emphasis from the State University of NY at Fredonia. His teachers include  Professor Nina Assimakopoulos, Dr. Susan Royal, and Dr. Carol Shansky for Flute and Ms. Julie Newell and Ms. Claudette Peterson for Voice.

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Hae Jee (Ashley) Cho

Outreach Coordinator

Flutist Hae Jee (Ashley) Cho is a multi-talented musician who serves as soloist, chamber musician and educator. She entered The Juilliard School Pre-College division at age 12 as a student of Bart Feller. Ms. Cho has earned both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree as an accelerated student at The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Carol Wincenc. A devoted chamber musician, she has performed in several of New York’s most distinguished museum, including Frick Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Vanderbilt Museum. Ms. Cho is also a member of a wind quintet named SOOM. A passionate soloist and laureate of top prizes in national competitions, Ms. Cho’s brilliant artistry has been recognized by the Atlanta Flute Club, National Flute Association, National Society of Arts and Letters, San Diego Young Artist competition, The Flute Society of Washington, The New York Flute Club. She is currently pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts program at Stony Brook University as a teaching assistant to Carol Wincenc. www.ashleychoflutist.com

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Shanshan Wu

Competition Coordinator

Shanshan Wu, D.M.A. is a dedicated flutist and music educator. She has performed as chamber musician and as a solo flutist at various prominent venues including the Jones Hall, Houston Fine Arts Museum, Jacob Music Center, Tallowood Baptist Church. She previously performed with a number of symphony and opera orchestras, and taught private studio and public schools in California, Texas, and China. Shanshan received her D.M.A. from Moore School of Music at University of Houston, Master of Music from the University of Redlands, and Bachelor of Music from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in China. Her primary teachers include Aralee Dorough, Jennifer Keeney, and Sara Andon. She recently relocated to NJ and is happy to serve the community of New Jersey Flute Society.

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Bruno Mayoria

Outreach Coordinator

Bruno Mayoria is a dedicated teacher, performing musician and an enthusiastic advocate for music education. As a versatile musician, he has performed at various prominent venues such as Lincoln Center in New York and at West Side Presbyterian Church with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in chamber settings and as a solo flutist. He currently plays with the Grainger Quintet, a woodwind quintet native to northern New Jersey. As an educator, Bruno has successfully founded and organized different ensembles at the high school level. He is currently an instrumental music teacher in Elizabeth, NJ. He has had competitive success with high school marching bands and has successfully prepared private students for New Jersey Honor Band auditions. Bruno holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from William Paterson University, graduating cum laude. His primary teachers include Karen Demsey and Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart.

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Lisandra Hernandez

Member at Large

Flutist Lisandra Hernandez is a versatile performer of music from classical to broadway to contemporary, as well as passionate music educator. Lisandra has performed throughout the Tri state area, including notable New York City area venues, including the DiMenna Center, Merkin Concert hall, West Side Presbyterian Church and the Prudential center. Lisandra is a second flute with the Adelphi chamber orchestra, assistant principal with the New Jersey Wind Symphony, and principal flute with the Ramsey Wind Symphony. She has perfomed with Uptown Flutes, the Ensemble for FreeLance Artists, and Long Island Concert Orchestra as well as various theater productions and other ensembles in the tri-state area. Lisandra is currently on the faculty of the Yamaha Music School in Fair Lawn and maintains an active private teaching studio. She has her

BA and MA in music education and flute performance from New Jersey city university and is a proud teacher of elementary vocal and instrumental music in Fort Lee, NJ, where she was awarded her school Governor’s teacher of the year in 2015. 

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Alicia "Lish" Lindsey (she/her)

Member at Large

Alicia “Lish” Lindsey is the principal piccoloist with the Capital Philharmonic Orchestra of NJ and Sinfonietta Nova, principal flutist with the Eastern Wind Symphony, resident flutist with the NYC contemporary music ensemble Random Access Music, contrabass player with Centre Park Flute Ensemble, and a ryūteki (dragon flute) performer with the Columbia Instrumental Gagaku Ensemble of NY and Tokyo to NY concert series. Notable engagements include the Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading Symphonies, Endless Mountain Music Festival, Riverside Symphonia, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Strauss Symphony of America, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Center City Opera Theater, South Florida Symphony, Fresh Squeezed Opera, and New York Opera Exchange. She was a regular flute substitute with the Broadway musical Finding Neverland and has performed with Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Sarah 

McLaughlan, Evanescence, Hanson, violinist Lindsey Stirling, Il Divo, Il Volo, Celtic Thunder, and others. Lish is an adjunct flute/music professor at Columbia University, CUNY Brooklyn College, NJ City University, Wilkes University, and Summer Music in Tuscany (Sarteano, Italy) as well as an active clinician and master class presenter. She earned an MA (Flute Performance) from New York University, BM (Flute Performance) from The College of New Jersey, and a BA (English, Music Minor) from Trenton State College. Influential teachers include Julius Baker, Dr. Brad Garner, David DiGiacobbe, Dr. Dent Williamson, David Ancker, Ronna Ayscue, Louise Sasaki, and Takeshi Sasamoto. Lishlindsey.com

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Nicole Schroeder Raimato (she/her)

Member at Large

Flutist Nicole Schroeder made her Carnegie Hall debut as First Prize Winner of the 2014 International Shining Stars Concerto Competition. According to the Epoch Times, “Schroeder played with a beautiful, well-projected tone undiluted by excess air, as well as subtly understated dynamics and lyrical phrasing.” Nicole has played in the pit orchestra for the Broadway production of Wicked and the Off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish; appeared on the TV show Mozart in the Jungle; and performs with a number of symphony, opera, theatre, and ballet orchestras in NY, NJ, and PA. In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, Nicole enjoys teaching flute in her private studio, as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, and as a member of the flute faculties at Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ and Wetherby-Pembridge School in Manhattan. Nicole holds a Masters of Music degree in Flute Performance from New York University.

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Jamie Yoo

Member at Large

Dr. Jamie Yoo is a multi-faceted musician, exploring music’s role in society. Whether performing new or familiar works from the flute repertoire and collaborating with communities, Dr. Yoo embraces individual differences and advocates for a culturally inclusive and responsive community. She is always seeking opportunities to create connections between people, and to reach beyond the conditional framework of music. Dr. Yoo holds a BM and MM in Flute performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a DMA in Flute Performance and minor in Music Theory from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, Dr. Yoo is devoting her time to obtaining her New York State Teacher Certification. To know more about her, please check www.yoojamie.com

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