Vanessa Fourla
Miami, FL
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Vanessa Fourla

Vanessa F.

Miami, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I was born and raised in Greece and I have been living in the US since 2014. I completed a B.M. in Greece and a M.M. and D.M.A. in the U.S.

About Vanessa F.

Greek flutist Vanessa Fourla has performed and presented in numerous national and international conferences, including the National Flute Association convention, Florida Flute Association convention, Florida State Music Teachers Association conference, International Festival Flute Meetings, and Puerto Rico Flute Symposium. Vanessa is currently transcribing for flute and piano Chopin’s music, and she performs and presents her transcriptions extensively around the United States. She is also a founding member of the diverse group of all-female performers, KHAOS Wind Quintet. Her enthusiasm for organizing and promoting classical concerts, her passion for teaching, and her background in music business has led to her current positions as the Assistant Program Chair for the 2020/2021 National Flute Association convention in Washington, DC and Publicity Vice President of the Miami Music Teachers Association. She is also on the faculty of the Killington Music Festival, the Frost School of Music Preparatory Program, and the Donna Shalala MusicReach Program as well.

Vanessa holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami-Frost School of Music, where she was Teaching Assistant to the Frost Flute Studio, a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow, and winner of the 2018 Frost Concerto Competition. She received her Master of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University, Long Beach, with a graduate assistantship and full scholarship. Vanessa completed her Bachelor of Music in her native country, at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, and taught at music schools before moving to the U.S. to resume her studies.

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Experience

Private Lessons
Jan 2010 - Present

Vanessa Fourla

Flute Teaching Assistant
Aug 2016 - May 2020

University of Miami

Flute Fellow
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Henry Mancini Institute

Flute Teacher
Sep 2010 - Jul 2014

Music High Schools

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts, Flute
Aug 2016 - May 2020

University of Miami

Master of Music, Flute
Aug 2014 - May 2016

California State University, Long Beach

Bachelor of Music, Flute
Sep 2005 - Jan 2010

University of Macedonia, Greece

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greek

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2018
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
National Flute Association
Jan 2017
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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