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

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Anne McKennon (b. 1969) is a freelance flutist, composer, and teacher 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."  Along with her chamber work, she has two large ensemble works.  Her first orchestral piece, Emergence was commissioned by the Jacksonville University Orchestra as a result of the 2016 Delius Composition Award.  Inspired by Prokofiev, Ms. McKennon's Ollie the Alligator is a narrated musical story for concert band or orchestra and narrator.

**Composer-in-Residence for the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville 2018-2019 season**

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

Ms. McKennon's work has been performed by:
Australian Flute Festival 2017 (Fledgling)
JU Brass Quintet (Brass Quintet No. 1)
JU Flute Ensemble (Papillon/Arr.)
JU Orchestra (Emergence)
JU Wind Ensemble (Ollie)
Road Less Traveled (variety)
Tualatin Valley Symphony, Oregon (Ollie)
 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.


"Peter and the Wolf" for Solo Flute and Narrator

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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