Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer has been lauded by The New York Times as “a secure technician and an assured communicative interpreter.” According to Fanfare Magazine, she is “superb in every way.” And The Salt Lake Tribune proclaimed Maurer to be “stellar in both tone and technique. She is a master of coloration and interpretation.” Ms. Maurer studied with Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Samuel Baron, and participated in master classes of Marcel Moyse. Among her 13 commercially released CDs are “More American Flute Works” and the Jeff Mannokian “Flute Concerto,” both of which were nominated for a Grammy Award. Ms. Maurer has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and Khachaturian Hall in Yerevan, Armenia. She was principal flutist of the Salt Lake Symphony for 12 years, and has more recently performed with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, and the Vermont Philharmonic, where she is principal flutist. She is also founder and artistic director of the celebrated chamber music series Vermont Virtuosi as well as a founding member of both the Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble and PipeDreams, Vermont’s premiere flute quartet. A dedicated proponent of the Suzuki Method of music education, Ms. Maurer was appointed a teacher trainer in 2007 and currently conducts training seminars and teacher development courses all around the world. She also maintains active teaching studios in Barre and Colchester, Vermont.