Gail Vehslage, flutist

Biography

Flute Professional

Gail D. Vehslage received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, studying with William Hebert, and her Master's Degree in Flute Performance from San Diego State University, studying with Roger Stevens. Post-graduate, she studied with renowned teachers: Ransom Wilson, Julius Baker, Betty Bang Mather, Damien Bursill Hall, and William Grass.

Before her arrival on the east coast, she was principal flutist and concerto soloist with the Hawaii Philharmonic, the Hawaii Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Opera Orchestra, the Santa Cruz Symphony, and the Hidden Valley Chamber Orchestra in Carmel, California. 

While living in Hawaii, Gail recorded two flute and classical guitar compact discs, which were nominated in 1988 for "Best Instrumental Album of the Year" by the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Awards of Hawaii.

From 1994 to 2003, she was the Instrumental Music Director at South River High School in Anne Arundel County where she established award-winning programs and received international acclaim. Ms. Vehslage has been listed three times in "Who's Who" Among America's Teachers.

Currently Gail is an active freelance performer in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area and regularly performs with the Annapolis Chamber Players, the Crosswinds Trio and Classical Faire. In addition she conducts her adult flute choir, the Chesapeake Flute Consort. Ms. Vehslage also founded and is director of the highly successful Flute Fever Summer Music Camp which is celebrating its fourth year. Currently Gail is an active freelance performer in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area and regularly performs with the Annapolis Chamber Players, and Classical Faire, and formely with the Annapolis Wind Symphony. In addition, she conducts two flute choirs for the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra and maintains a large private flute studio.