George Mason University Flute Choir
Dr. Lapple is the director of the George Mason University Flute Choir, which is comprised of music education and performance majors and minors, as well as non-music majors. The flute choir performs regularly throughout the school year, giving recitals and master classes around northern Virginia. Most recent performances include: Flute Society of Washington Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair (2011, 2014, 2017, 2019), Herndon United Methodist Church (2012, 2017), George Mason University Center for the Arts (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) (2015, 2016) and St. George's United Methodist Church Performing Artist Series (December 2017) and St. David's Episcopal Church Performing Artist Series (December 2018).
For more information, including photo galleries, sample programs and audio samples, please visit: GMU Flute Choir or George Mason University School of Music, Flute Choir
MUSI 251, The Art of Teaching Music
Dr. Lapple lectures on "The Art of Teaching Music (MUSI 251 and undergraduate course)," which focuses on music wellness and performance enhancement for musicians. The class covers topics on repetitive overuse injuries, methods of teaching (learning styles) and performance anxiety and offers an interactive platform for students to apply techniques learned in class in an informal master class setting. Additionally, Dr. Lapple lectures on music wellness practices for the student community in a series of workshops throughout the year.
Music Wellness Seminars
Jennifer gives several music wellness seminars throughout the year on various topics related to MUSI 251 to help students establish healthy and efficient practice and performance habits. One such seminar, "Is it all just BS (breathing and stretching)?" is presented annually for the student body.
Dr. Jennifer Lapple is Adjunct Professor of Flute at George Mason University. She received her Doctorate of Arts in Music from George Mason University, Masters of Music from Yale University and Bachelor of Arts from Miami University. Her primary teachers include Judith Lapple, Ransom Wilson, Dr. Brad Garner, Jack Wellbaum and Sandra Seefeld.
Jennifer maintains a studio of music education and performance majors and minors with a variety of interests and backgrounds, which makes for a very versatile studio!
Jennifer is the former director of the George Mason University Symphonic Band, which performed its debut concert at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in April 2014, Manassas, VA under her direction.
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The camp focuses on large ensembles, instrumental choirs, individual instruction, master classes and workshops on musicianship and professionalism. Jennifer has been teaching and conducting at the camp since 1998. The Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp is named after its founder, Judith Lapple, who introduced the camp in 1994.The dates for 2019 are Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 27. Please visit our site, www.jlwoodwindcamp.com for more information.
Jennifer served as substitute principal flute for the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra in Savannah, GA (2014, 2015) and the American Pops Orchestra and gives recitals throughout the year at George Mason University and the Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp & Music Festival.
In July 2010, Jennifer traveled with her mom, flutist, Judith Lapple and Dr. Linda Monson (George Mason University), to Nanjing, China to perform and give master classes at Nanjing Normal University.
Jennifer is the music director and conductor of the high school wind ensemble, Flutopia Wind Ensemble. The ensemble is comprised of high school wind, brass, and percussion players from the Northern Virginia area. The ensemble meets once a week for rehearsals and has
performed at prestigious venues on the East Coast,
including George Mason University, Center for the
Performing Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax, VA (2011,
2012, 2013, 2014); George Mason University Harris
Theater, Fairfax, VA (2011-2015); Strathmore Music
Center, Bethesda, MD (2012) and Carnegie Hall, NYC
(2011, 2015, 2017).
In addition to numerous performances throughout the
year, Jennifer has created workshops through Flutopia,
such as the "District Band Workshop," "Flutopia Fest,"
and "American Youth Philharmonic Audition
These workshops function as outreach programs to encourage participation from students and faculty within the community. Please visit our site: www.flutopia.org for more information.
Her solo appearances have included the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Miami University Chamber Orchestra, and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.
Jennifer is the director of the Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp, a two-week intensive summer camp for students ages 10 - college and offers three general levels of instruction from beginner to advanced.
Performer, Teacher, Conductor