Dr. 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 and the W4 New Music Collective. She’s recently performed on the Toledo University Festival of New Music, New Jersey Flute Society’s Flute Fair, and the Splice Festival. 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. Hailing from Dearborn, MI, Anne studied with Amy Porter at the University of Michigan and Robert Dick at New York University before pursuing a DMA with Dr. Elizabeth McNutt at the University of North Texas.