About Jeanne Teaching

“Ms. Baxtresser has an uncanny ability to make a student who plays for her in a master class feel totally at ease while offering a gold mine of information and advice. She is an extremely generous pedagogue who really cares about the next generation of flutists.”

—Karen Van Dyke, Stanford University and Northern California Flute Camp faculty

In great demand as a teacher, many of Jeanne Baxtresser’s students occupy principal and section positions in major orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition to presenting master classes worldwide, Ms. Baxtresser is also in demand as a juror on international competitions.

Jeanne Baxtresser is currently the Vira I. Heinz Professor of Flute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. During and after her tenure with the New York Philharmonic, she served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, and the New England Conservatory. Prior to that time, she taught at McGill University, the University of Toronto.

Ms. Baxtresser’s acclaimed first book, Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Piano Accompaniment (Theodore Presser), has been re-released in a new revised edition. The companion CD Orchestral Excerpts for Flute, offers students Ms. Baxtresser’s narration and performance of these famous excerpts. Her second book, Great Flute Duos from the Orchestral Repertoire, offers students and professionals another invaluable pedagogical guide to the orchestral audition.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is fortunate to have a wonderful Director of Recruitment and Enrollment, Katherine Drago. If you have questions about studying at Carnegie Mellon, you may contact her directly at kdrago@cmu.edu.

You can also contact Ms. Drago at the following phone number or additional email address:
Tel: 412-268-4118
Email: music-admissions@cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon School of Music
CFA #108
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Ms. Drago will be happy to answer your questions, or she will direct them to Professors Baxtresser and/or Almarza.

The following links should help you in obtaining information about Carnegie Mellon University, and our flute department:

School of Music Homepage:
For admissions information and audition requirements: