Dr. Anne Dearth Maker is a flutist and music teacher based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. She is the co-founder and artistic director of N/A Ensemble, a new chamber music group dedicated to performing experimental and adventurous works. A diverse performer, she maintains an active freelance career and has performed with orchestras, musicals, contemporary chamber ensembles, and improvising ensembles around the country. She’s recently performed on the Toledo University Festival of New Music, the National Flute Association’s 2022 Convention, the New Jersey Flute Society’s Flute Fair, and the Sonic Murals Festival at the University of North Texas. Anne particularly enjoys working closely with composers and has premiered multiple works written expressly for her, notably Sapere Aude for flute and electronics by J. Andrew Smith, Shame for speaking flutist by Jesse Diener-Bennett, Uncreation by Dennis Sullivan, and I spirningstidens stillhet by Kristofer Svensson.
Also an active teacher, Anne maintains a private studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As a teacher, she promotes solid fundamentals of music, including a knowledge of music theory, harmony, and excellent flute technique, while encouraging students to think of music creatively, both in interpretation and improvisation.
Anne holds degrees from the University of North Texas, New York University, and the University of Michigan. Her primary teachers were Elizabeth McNutt, Robert Dick, Amy Porter, Sharon Sparrow, and Donna Olkowski.