Performing Mario Lavista at America's Society

Image by Roey Yohai Photography for Americas Society

Anne Dearth Maker is a flutist and music teacher in Denton, 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. Previously residing in New York City, she has performed with Contemporaneous, the W4 New Music Collective, and has participated in the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Tribeca New Music Festival, Iota Festival, and the Lower East Side Music Festival. Anne particularly enjoys working closely with composers and has premiered multiple works written expressly for her, most recently¬†“Shame” for speaking flutist by Jesse Diener-Bennett, “Uncreation” by Dennis Sullivan,¬†and “I spirningstidens stillhet” by Kristofer Svensson. Hailing from Dearborn, MI, Anne studied with Amy Porter at the University of Michigan before coming to New York to study at NYU with Robert Dick.

Also an active teacher, Anne maintains a private studio 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.