Anne McKennon
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Anne McKennon
  Flutist ~ Teacher ~ Composer
Jacksonville, Florida

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Anne McKennon (b. 1969) is a freelance flutist, teacher, and composer in Jacksonville, Florida.  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 in Composition from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of South Florida.  Her teachers include Dr. Jian-Jun He (composition), Les Roettges (flute), and Mary Ellen Potter (flute).  Most of Ms. McKennon's compositions are focused on chamber music, with a special affinity for duets.  "The clarity of two voices can bring both simplicity and intricate complexity.  It is a fascinatingly malleable medium." 

Composer-in-Residence for the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville 2018-2019 season
Delius Composition Award - Jacksonville University 2016

Local flute/whistle performances:
Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd
Friday Musicale
JU Orchestra (alumni member)
Road Less Traveled
St. Augustine Community Chorus

Ms. McKennon's work has been performed by:
Australian Flute Festival 2017 (Fledgling)
Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville
Jacksonville University Ensembles

Road Less Traveled
Tualatin Valley Symphony, Oregon
  Online Teaching Studio: Flute ~ Tin Whistle
** Lessons are available online through Zoom **
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. 
I have play along duet videos available for that purpose.  The program will be designed to suit the student's needs whether it is band music, audition preparation, or just for fun.  Adult learners are encouraged.  Flute sectionals for area schools are also available.  More information is on the Lessons page.

Playlist of Performances

Tools of the Trade

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

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Updated: 5/25/20