Annalese Lohr is currently a fourth year student at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. Her primary teachers have been Amy Porter, Sharon Sparrow, and Kasey Martin. She has also studied with Jeffery Zook, Alexa Still, and Maria Castillo. She has performed in masterclasses for Amanda Blaikie, Hannah Hammel, Christina Jennings, Nancy Stagnitta, Mark Sparks, and Judith Mendenhall.
At the University of Michigan, Annalese has performed with the University Symphony Orchestra, University Philharmonia Orchestra, University Concert Band, Contemporary Directions Ensemble, and also plays for the Orchestral Conducting Seminar. Within the ensembles, she has been a part of several United States and World Premier composition performances and has had the opportunity to work with many composers during her education. She also performed Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings by Howard Hansen with the University Symphony Orchestra in 2020. She is an active chamber musician, performing with her woodwind quintet regularly. The group was invited to perform in a masterclass for Valerie Coleman as a part of her residency at the University of Michigan.
Annalese was awarded first prize in the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia’s Collegiate Artist Competition, as well as second prize in the San Diego Flute Guild’s Collegiate Artist Competition in 2022. She participated in Orford Music Academy from 2020-2022, studying with Paula Robison, Robert Langevin, Michael Cox, Ransom Wilson and Demarre McGill. She attended Sharon Sparrow’s The Unlimited Flutist Winter Recharge Retreat in 2020, and Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound workshop in 2019. She also attended the Interlochen Arts Camp Flute Institute in 2017 and 2018, and was principal flute of the World Youth Wind Symphony in 2018.
In her free time, Annalese can be found reading, drinking tea, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She joined the Marshall Music team in 2022 and offers lessons to flutists of any level.