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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.  


Private Flute Studio

Age Range
In addition to her work at GMU, Jennifer maintains a private flute studio of students ranging from middle school to adult amateur. 

Performance Activities
Dr. Lapple's students maintain principal positions in the American Youth Philharmonic, American Symphonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestras, Senior Regional Orchestra, All-Regional and All-State Band and Orchestras, the Northern Virginia Youth Winds and have won/placed in various competitions including the Music Teacher's National Association Competition, The Fairfax County Band Director's Association Competition, Friday Morning Music Club Competition, The Flute Society of Washington Young Artist's and Master Class Competitions, the City of Fairfax Band Young Artist's Competition, and have made the finals in the Marine Band young Artist's Competition, the National Symphony Young Artist Competition, and the Army Band Young Artist's Competition. Additionally, one of Dr. Lapple's students was selected as a winner of the American Protege Woodwinds and Brass 2017 Competition and performed a solo in prestigious Carnegie Hall in NYC.    

Students are also active in local orchestras, including Mount Vernon Youth Orchestra, Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, McLean Youth Orchestra, Capital Wind Symphony and the DC Youth Orchestra.  

Continued Studies in College
Many of Dr. Lapple's students continue their musical studies in universities and conservatories around the country, including the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Lawrence University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Louisiana State University, James Madison University, Boston University, Miami University, Florida State University, Princeton, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and George Mason University.  

Summer Festivals
Students also attend summer festivals, including the Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp & Music Festival, Tanglewood Institute, Brevard, Eastman Music Horizons, Northwestern Music Institute, Interlochen and the Aria International Summer Academy.  


Performance 

Jennifer maintains an active performing career in addition to her teaching responsibilities. Performance experience includes AgAu Flute Quartet, Fairfax, VA; The Ecole de Musique de Differdange Flute Choir, Differdange, Luxembourg; Rome Festival Orchestra, Rome, Italy; Echternach Festival Orchestra, Echternach, Luxembourg; American Pops Orchestra at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; The Pan American Symphony, Washington, DC, and FUSE New Music Ensemble.
 

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.  


George Mason University 

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! 


George Mason University Symphonic Band

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. 

Biography




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.  


Flutopia Wind Ensemble

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

Preparation Class." 


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. 



Jennifer Lapple, flute

Performer, Teacher, Conductor


​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.


Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp & Music Festival

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. 


Complete CV

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Her solo appearances have included the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Miami University Chamber Orchestra, and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.