Anne McKennon
Photo: Jeff Holland
Anne McKennon
  Flutist ~ Composer ~ Teacher
Jacksonville, Florida


E-mail: aemckennon@aol.com
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Bio
Anne McKennon is a freelance flutist and composer in the Jacksonville area.  She can be found playing anything from orchestral music to rock-n-roll and Irish jigs, tin whistle included.  She holds a Bachelor of Music from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of South Florida.  Her studies include Mary Ellen Potter and Les Roettges on flute and composition with Dr. Jian-Jun He.  As a composer, Ms. McKennon's work is focused primarily on chamber music.  Having a keen interest in narrated musical stories, she arranged Prokofievís Peter and the Wolf for one or two flutes with narration.  From there, she created her own original piece, "Ollie the Alligator" for concert band and narrator.  As the recipient of the 2016 Delius Composition Award, she is currently working on a piece to be premiered by the JU Orchestra in spring of 2018. 

Local performances include:
Celtic Ring
Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd
Friday Musicale
The High Notes (flute duet)
Jacksonville Airport
JU Orchestra
Meridian
New Moon Ramblers
Road Less Traveled
Riverside Arts Market
St. Augustine Community Chorus
 
 Teaching Studio
Flute ~ Tin Whistle
The teaching studio is flexible.  Lessons can be weekly, short term, or as needed.  My goal is to help students become as independent as possible.  We will discuss practice techniques and available resources.  Duets are an important part of my process.  They teach steadiness and listening in a way solo practice never will.  The program will be designed to suit the student's needs whether it is college preparation or just for fun.  Adult learners are encouraged.  More information is on the Lessons page.


The High Notes
Expand the notion of a flute duet

Established in 2017, The High Notes is the collaboration of Anne McKennon and Michelle Brooke.  Not only do we play a variety of flutes, but Michelle can whistle like nobody's business.  We have played some of Anne's pieces and we are arranging others to suit our mix of skills.  Eventually, this will include voice and glockenspiel.  This adventure has just begun, but we are full of ideas.

 


"Peter and the Wolf" for Solo Flute and Narrator

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Kilt
Celtic Program 2014

"...As I wandered through the airport, I heard the sound of your flute.  I distinctly heard the sound of Wonderful World.  Then I thought to myself, 'it is a wonderful world.'  Thank you for sharing your passion with the world.  Without entertainers, like yourself, this world would be a boring place.  Also, it was very nice hearing something not in the Top 40."  -Tim T. 2/27/12


Links:
Beethoven & Company: www.beethovenandcompany.com (Music)
Florida Flutes: www.floridaflutes.com (Flutes, Repairs)
Flute World: www.fluteworld.com (Flutes, Repairs, Music)
J.L. Smith Co.: www.jlsmithco.com (Flutes, Repairs)
Sweetheart Flutes: www.sweetheartflute.com (Fifes & more)
 
Michael Glinski: www.michaelg.org (Photography)
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Updated: 3/25/17