Michele L. Whitney, Flutist
At the age of 9, Michele L. Whitney found her passion in the oldest known wind instrument…the flute. Michele was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago where she attended Poe Classical School, a gifted school that had a special program dedicated to the performing arts. In 1988, Michele won a scholarship to attend the Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago, where she studied privately for several years. While studying at Sherwood, Michele participated in the Morgan Park High School Band, and in 1992 was selected to join the Chicago Public School’s All City High School Band. She was a member of the All City Band until 1994. Michele has also performed in several other local events, church services, and orchestras including the Hyde Park Youth Sinfonia (Currently known as the Hyde Park Youth Symphony). Although primarily trained in classical music, Michele also has an extensive contemporary and jazz repertoire. From 2004-2005, Michele was a member of the Sherwood Conservatory Adult Flute Choir. Most recently, Michele has performed with the West Suburban Symphony and in May 2013 joined fellow All City Band Alumni for the annual All City Performing Groups concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of All City.