Phyllis Avidan Louke (b. 1954) composes, teaches, and performs in Portland, OR and is in demand nationally as a flute clinician and adjudicator. She has performed, taught workshops, masterclasses, and conducted at many National Flute Association Conventions as well as at university and flute events throughout the United States and Canada. She has written articles appearing in Flute Talk and The Instrumentalist magazines.
Composing and arranging since 1990, many of her works have received recognition in the annual National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Competition and are much-performed nationally and internationally. She has been the recipient of annual ASCAP awards since 2004. In addition, she is the co-author of an award-winning series of pedagogical publications for the flute published by Theodore Presser Company.
Ms. Louke is the principal flute of Tilikum Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band, music director of Rose City Flute Choir, and maintains a private flute studio. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and studied with Burnett Atkinson. www.phyllislouke.com