E v a A m s l e r
Eva Amsler has been Professor of Flute at Florida State University since 2001, after 20 years of orchestra playing in Switzerland and serving on the faculty of the Vorarlberg State Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch, Austria.
As a pioneer of authentic interpretation of baroque music on the modern flute and advocate of new music, she enjoys a worldwide career as a performer and teacher. Eva Amsler tours and performs with The Dorian Consort and harpsichordist Shalev Ad-El. She loves all sorts of Chamber settings, enjoys being a soloist, and is Principal Flutist in the Tallahassee Symphony orchestra. She has appeared at concert venues internationally, including Carnegie Hall, Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Belk Theatre in Charlotte during the 2011 NFA Convention and, most recently, at the Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau at the German Flute Fest. She also regularly holds master classes in Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her CD recordings have been released on the ambitus and Cavalli labels.
As founder and president of the European Flute Association “Syrinx” (Society for Sponsorship and continuing Education of Flutists), she is responsible for programming the yearly Flötenfest. She enjoys baroque flute performances and educational events with Traverso Colore and FSU Alumni.
Eva Amsler has served on the board of the Florida Flute Association and is a member of the NFA Career and Artistic development Committees. She was also Chair of the Myrna Brown Society. She has hosted Flute Festivals at Florida State University, including “Different Generations”, “Flute - Health and Healing from the Americas”, “Baroque Day”, “Wood Wind Days”, “Alumni Day” and more.
Amsler’s teachers include Günter Rumpel, Aurèle Nicolet, and André Jaunet. Among her former students is Karl-Heinz Schütz, principal flutist at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Assistant Professor of Flute Karen McLaughlin Large teaches flute lessons, flute ensemble, low flutes, Baroque flute, and Wind and Percussion Pedagogy at the Florida State University. Dr. Large is passionate about helping students navigate their unique paths in the music world. She does this in her lessons and classes through activities in areas such as music entrepreneurship, audition and competition preparation, community outreach, and grant-writing. Dr. Large previously served as Associate Professor of Flute and Music Theory at Kansas State University.
Dr. Large enjoys performing in concerto, solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings. She plays regularly with Traverso Colore: Baroque Flute Ensemble, Tornado Alley Flutes, and the Florida Flute Orchestra. She also previously performed with the Konza Wind Quintet, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. As a guest artist, she has enjoyed performing and teaching at universities in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Florida.
Dr. Large’s research interests include flute transcriptions of Romantic music, creation of the world’s first Virtual Flute Choirs, Baroque flute performance practice, and the intersection of music theory and flute performance. In Spring 2018 she released her first solo CD which featured her original transcriptions, entitled, "String to Silver: Flute Transcriptions of Works in the Romantic Tradition." Dr. Large regularly performs and presents her research at national and international conferences.
She earned her DM, MM, and BM degrees at Florida State University studying with Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, and Joshua Carter.