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Dr. Nicole Riner
Assistant Lecturer
Flute Studio

Nicole Riner is an active recitalist, clinician, and freelance flutist.  She has been a member of various chamber ensembles and orchestras in Michigan, Indiana, Colorado, and Wyoming and has performed at summer festivals in the United States and Germany.  Recent solo performances include the National Flute Association Convention in Albuquerque and the world premieres of new works by composers Richard Faith and Randall Shinn.  She has presented masterclasses at Bowling Green State University, Seattle Pacific University, and Boise State University.

Prior teaching appointments include the nationally recognized Interlochen Arts Camp, Michigan State University, University of Northern Colorado, and Indiana University-Purdue University.  In the greater flute community, Nicole also served as president of the Colorado Flute Association from 2004-2006 and as musical director of the Rocky Mountain Flute Choir from 2003-2005.  She is also a regular music reviewer for The Flutist Quarterly.

Much in demand as a clinician and lecturer, Nicole's doctoral research has been presented at national and international conferences.  Her dissertation, The Girls in the Band: Women's Perspectives on Gender Stereotyping in the Music Classroom has been presented at national and international conferences in Colorado, Wyoming, and Hawaii, and her research has been published in the online magazine GEMS (Gender, Education, and Music Studies).  Her pedagogical writings have been published in Colorado Flutist, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal, and Flute Talk.

Nicole received the Doctor of Music in flute performance and literature from Indiana University.  Previous teachers include Kathryn Lukas, Barbara Kallaur (Baroque flute), Richard Sherman, Alexander Murray, and Dr. Janice Boland.  She can be heard on recordings with Wyoming Symphony and Mahler Fest, and her performances have been broadcast on Interlochen (MI) Public Radio and Colorado Public Radio.  Her first solo CD, Eastern Gems, is available on Centaur Records.  Dr. Riner performs exclusively on Altus flutes and is an Altus Performing Artist.

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