Nancy Laupheimer, flute
Nancy Laupheimer founded the Taos Chamber Music Group in 1993 and serves as its Artistic and Executive Director. She has played flute, alto flute and piccolo with the Santa Fe Symphony, Musica de Camera Orchestra, Santa Fe Festival Ballet, Desert Chorale, New Mexico Music Festival, Serenata of Santa Fe, Music from Angel Fire, the Dorian Wind Quintet, and the American and Helios String Quartets. Other chamber music collaborations have included concerts on the Dolores and Green Rivers with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Laupheimer has appeared on the Foundation for Modern Music's Music of Today Series in Houston (where her composition BitterSweet was given its Texas premiere), participated in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Educational Outreach Program, and been a guest lecturer at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the University of Arizona.
Recently recognized as A Remarkable Woman of Taos, she has also been included in the newly published book “A Precarious Balance: Creative Women in Taos.”
Laupheimer holds BA and MM degrees from Vassar College and Boston University's School of Music, and received fellowships to the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals. Her primary teachers include Keith Underwood, Julius Baker, Doriot Anthony Dwyer and Thomas Nyfenger.