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Bruce Erskine (M.M.), Flute

Bruce Erskine, professor of flute, received his B.A. and M.M. degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and studied flute with Samuel Baron, Philip Kaplan and Julius Baker.

He was principal flutist of the United States Air Force Band of the East, principal flutist of the Opera Memphis Orchestra and flutist for the Tennessee Summer Symphony. As a freelance musician he has performed with many national Broadway show companies. Currently he is the flutist with the Memphis Woodwind Quintet and principal flute of the Eroica Ensemble. Mr. Erskine has performed throughout the United States including performances at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City and at National Flute Association Conventions. He has also performed in Turkey, Cyprus, Ireland and South Africa, and has given masterclasses at the Royal College of Music in London and the College of Music in Dublin, Ireland.

Mr. Erskine has been on the faculty of the University of Memphis since 1976 and has taught at the Hartt College Summer Youth Program and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts. A clinician and adjudicator, he has judged many all-state festivals as well as contests for the National Flute Association and the Music Teachers National Association. Bruce Erskine also served as chairman and coordinator of the Newly Published Music Competition of the National Flute Association for four years.

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