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

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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.  Most of Ms. McKennon's compositional work is focused on chamber music.  "The clarity of two voices can bring both simplicity and intricate complexity.  It is a fascinatingly malleable medium."  Inspired by Prokofiev, Ms. McKennon's Ollie the Alligator is a narrated musical story for concert band and narrator.  She is currently experimenting with multiple re-orchestrations of this piece.  As the recipient of the 2016 Delius Composition Award, she composed her first orchestral piece, Emergence which was premiered by the Jacksonville University Orchestra in 2018. 

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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