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Beginning her flute study at the age of twelve in her native Minnesota, Sue deJesús has distinguished herself as a flute soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Her flute study has been with many internationally recognized flute instructors, among them Wilfrid Kujala, Julius Baker, Marcel Moyse, and Betty Bang Mather. She has held the principal flute positions in three Southwestern orchestras and principal piccolo positions in six others.
Her solo appearances have been widespread, beginning with her competition-winning performances as a student in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and spanning solo recitals in five states and guest soloist responsibilities in both North and South America. She has been heard on national Public Radio and television, at the national and regional conventions of the MENC (Music Educators National Conference), NACWPI (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors), ASUC (American Society of University Composers), at Alice Tully Hall/Lincoln Center in New York City, and on many commercial recordings which resulted from six years of recording studio work.
Mrs. deJesús taught flute on the college level for eighteen years, at New Mexico State University, Pima Community College, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
At present, Sue performs with two eclectic chamber ensembles, Windsong (flute/oboe/cello), and Lyrical Images (flute/harp), both founded in 1987 as she established her home in Richmond, Virginia. She also plays often for local churches and can be heard at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Sunday evening Celtic services. Her playing has drawn critical praise, citing her “gorgeous tone,” “exceptional playing ability,” and “mature artistry."
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