Laura Dwyer, Flute
Laura Dwyer served as the Principal Flute of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra for seven seasons. She has been a member of The Santa Fe Symphony since 2000 and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra since 2008. Laura performs regularly with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The Palm Beach Opera, the Florida Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Charleston Symphony and the Hilton Head Symphony.
Laura teaches flute at Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida and the First Coast Community Music School (FCCMS). Laura has been the Executive Director of FCCMS since 2010. A certified Yoga Instructor, Laura has taught Yoga for Flutists at the Anatomy of Sound at the University of Michigan for the last nine years and appears on the DVD Anatomy of Sound released in 2012. She has taught yoga at the National Flute Association’s annual conventions and for Trevor Wye and Keith Underwood at their summer courses for flutists. She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas and her Master of Music from Depaul University. Laura is an avid runner and hiker. Her greatest passion is teaching and nurturing aspiring young musicians. She is married to fellow musician Chris Dwyer who performs as Second Horn of the St. Louis Symphony.