Judith Mendenhall

Faculty, Interlochen Flute Institute

Flute and Chamber Music Faculty, Mannes College and Queens College; Principal Flute, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra

Judith Mendenhall, flutist, has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East as recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. She is the principal flutist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, is member of the Berkshire Bach Ensemble, has appeared in thirteen nationwide "Musicians From Marlboro" tours, has been guest artist with the Cleveland, Emerson, and Mendelssohn String Quartets, and has been presented in solo recitals including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art , the 92nd Street Y in its Distinguished Artists Series, the Schubert Club in St Paul, and the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center in Taipei. She has been the principal flutist of the New York Chamber Symphony under Gerard Schwarz,  the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Grand Teton Festival, and the Colorado Music Festival. She was a founding member of the "Music Today" Ensemble under Gerard Schwarz , and a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Aulos Wind Quintet. Miss Mendenhall's chamber music collaborations include those with Rudolf Serkin, Beverly Sills, Paula Robison, and Kenneth Cooper.

Teaching and mentoring is a central part of Miss Mendenhall's life. She is the head of the wind department at the Mannes College of music where she teaches flute and chamber music, and is on the faculty of Queens College. She toured Taiwan last summer where she gave recitals and a week of master classes, has taught at the Aria International Summer Academy for the past eight years, has been presented in solo recital and master class tours in Korea and South Africa, and in many festivals, flute clubs, and concert series in the U.S. This summer she was proud to be part of  the Imani Winds Chamber Music Institute at Lincoln Center -- a new and highly successful festival started by Miss Mendenhall's own student and graduate from the Mannes College. Miss Mendenhall will be returning to Taiwan, summer of 2011, for more recitals and a week of master classes.

Miss Mendenhall is a strong advocate for passionate, colorful, dedicated, and healthy wind playing. She has recorded for Delos, Columbia, Vox, CRI, Koch, Bridge Records, and the Marlboro Recording Society.