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Flutist Jeffrey Khaner joins Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music distinguished faculty
Published Aug. 29, 2012
Principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Jeffrey Khaner, is joining Lynn University's Conservatory of Music’s faculty of distinguished artists and educators as artist-in-residence and professor of flute.
“The opportunity that Lynn provides students is unique, combining the experience of the elite conservatory with that of a university setting,” says Khaner. “I am excited to start working with a flute class that can be at the very highest level.”
Khaner is an acclaimed recitalist and has appeared as soloist with orchestras on five continents. He has released six critically acclaimed solo CDs on the Avie label – American, British, French, German, and Romantic Flute Music, and Brahms and Schumann sonatas and romances – including his latest CD of Czech music.
“I have had the great good fortune to play all over the world on tours with the orchestra and on my own. One of the highlights of a musician's life is traveling and sharing music with people from all over,” says Khaner.
This year, he will begin sharing his music and his significant teaching experience with Lynn’s highly select group of gifted music students.
“I like primarily to discuss music with students at this level. I have a rigorous method for technical development that students must work through, and I encourage students to always consider themselves their own best teacher to figure out solutions to technical problems. The lesson is much better learned when arrived at through thought and practice,” he says.
Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn's Conservatory of Music, who enjoys a distinguished career as a pianist, conductor and academician, is thrilled to have someone of Khaner’s caliber among his faculty.
Robertson says, “Jeffrey Khaner is one of the world’s great flutists and pedagogues. His extraordinary abilities as a performer and symphonic musician are well documented in his solo recordings, as well as recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra. His teaching style is at once impressive for his deep concern for excellence in technical and artistic proficiency."
Khaner’s addition to the Conservatory artist-in-residence faculty is of major import to the stature of the Lynn Conservatory of Music.
More on Khaner
Canadian-born flutist Jeffrey Khaner has been principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990. Khaner, a noted soloist, has performed with orchestras and collaborated with conductors throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he was named to the faculty as flute professor in 2004, holding the position formerly held by his mentor, the late Julius Baker. For more information about Khaner, go to iflute.com.
Additionally, Khaner serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music and gives master classes throughout North, South and Central America, Europe and Asia. The wealth of experience and knowledge he will bring to the students in the Lynn conservatory’s rigorous programs is unparalleled.
Khaner can discuss topics related to music and the flute, his method of teaching, his experiences as a performer, soloist and composer.