The Silver Flight Ensembles Board of Directors
Rose V. Johnson
Rose V. Johnson, flutist, performs and teaches in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Rose received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Instrumental Music Performance from Northern Arizona University and her Master of Music degree from the University of Washington. Her flute mentors have included Erich Graf, Janice Tipton, Philip Swanson, Felix Skowronek and Pamela Ryker. She has also received instruction from Scott Goff, Alexa Still, and Patricia George.
Rose is a member of the Pacific Sound woodwind quintet, acts as Principal Flute of the Ensign Symphony, performs with Northwest Symphony Orchestra, collaborates on a variety of ensemble work, and has been a member of the National Flute Association's Professional Flute Choir in 2008, and 2010-2015.
Rose conducts a student flute choir, adjudicates, and has coached with the Seattle Youth Symphony's Marrowstone-in- the-City Summer Music program, the Evergreen Philharmonic and the Bellevue Youth Symphony. As a member of the Seattle Flute Society, she has acted as Secretary (1997-1999) and Masterclass / Competition Coordinator (2001-2005). Rose received the Seattle Flute Society's Weeping Willow Teacher's Grant in 2014. As the Director of Silver Flight Ensembles, she hopes to encourage and support young flute players in a meaningful way.
Sandra Saathoff has developed a thriving private flute studio and is a highly sought-after clinician in the Puget Sound area. She teaches flute and conducts the flute ensemble at Seattle Pacific University, and has served on the executive boards for the National Flute Association, Seattle Flute Society, and Flutewise USA, where she has presented workshops in the United States and Europe.
She enjoys performing with local orchestral, chamber and folk ensembles and directing the flute program of the Bellevue Youth Symphony. She is currently principal flute with the Seattle Philharmonic. She has taken the stage with such flutists as Sir James Galway, Trevor Wye, Ian Clarke, and Ian Anderson and enjoys planning a variety of large scale flute events, including the 2012 NFA Convention (assistant Program Chair), and the 2013 NFA Convention (Convention Director).
Recently, she served on the Long-range Strategic Planning Committee for the NFA, and is currently pursuing DMA studies at the University of Nebraska with Dr. John Bailey. She is eagerly looking forward to presenting the first series of workshops by Silver Flight Ensembles this summer.
PUBLICITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Lauren Asimakoupoulos is a professional flutist and private teacher in the Greater Seattle area. Ms. Asimakoupoulos attended The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music outside of Chicago, IL where she received her Bachelors Degree in Flute Performance. In addition, she also holds a Masters Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Tennessee.
Recent accolades include winning the National Flute Association's Masterclass Competition in 2013 and The University of Tennessee Concerto Competition in 2014. Lauren currently teaches on Mercer Island, WA.
Robin Watson has performed as a professional accompanist and taught piano privately for over 30 years. She has both a BA and MA in Piano Performance from University of Puget Sound and University of Washington respectively.
Her years of experience include performing with choirs and several chamber ensembles in addition to working with vocalists and instrumentalists (particularly flute) throughout the Puget Sound area. Robin has served as Treasurer for Olympia and Tacoma Chapter of WSMTA, and the Capital Area Youth Symphony Association. She is delighted to be on board with Silver Flight Ensembles.
Dr. Nicole Molumby is Professor at Boise State University, Department of Music teaching flute and ear training. Internationally, she has performed in Skofia Loka Slovenia, Trondheim Norway, Eisenstadt Austria, Split Croatia, Manchester UK. In 2012 she received an Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship in Performing Arts, as well as a BSU Arts and Humanities Fellowship for her contributions and performances of newly commissioned flute music by Slovenian Composers Blaž Pucihar and Črt Sojar Voglar.
Performance engagements have included: principal flute at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria; substitute flute with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra; National Flute Association National Convention; and College Music Society national and regional conferences.
She received her D. M. A. from The Ohio State University with Katherine Borst Jones, M. M. degree from the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK) with Peter Lloyd, and B.M. & B.M.E. from the University of Northern Iowa with Dr. Angeleita S. Floyd. Currently, Dr. Molumby is practicing and teaching a guided meditation called iRest (Integrative Restoration).
Clifford Dunn is a flutist/composer/software developer living in Seattle. He seeks to always push the boundaries of his flute capabilities and utilize the most advanced and esoteric technology available to create unapologetic and intense music that will make you think. His influences range from heavy metal and rock and roll, Japanese Onkyo, jazz, and classical music. He has performed throughout Europe, the USA, and Canada as a soloist and collaborator.
Clifford is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Oregon State University.He is a creative software developer and develops command line software as well as interactive web pages and web apps.
Some of Clifford’s most notable performances include being a soloist during the first year of the opening of Het Muziekgebouw aan het Ij in Amsterdam, being a featured soloist at a computer music festival in Aarhus, Denmark, an associate artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and as a soloist at the National Flute Convention in Anaheim 2010. He was commissioned by the Seattle Flute Society in 2011 for a new work for Flute Choir, by the Dutch ensemble Duo !YnX for a piece in their Unbeschreiblich Weiblich concert series, and by the Brannen Brothers Flutemakers for a collection of etudes for the Kingma-System flute.