Dr. Lemoine has dedicated herself to mastering the art of the flute. She is Assistant Professor of Flute at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. She holds positions with the Santa Rosa, Marin and Santa Cruz symphonies in California, performs frequently with the Louisville Orchestra, and recently appeared as guest principal flute with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand. Equally at home in small ensembles of contrasting styles, she has been a member of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, a hip-hop/classical fusion group recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, and is currently a member of the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet.
Previous to her appointment in Wichita, Carmen introduced eager minds to the wonderful worlds of woodwind chamber music, musicianship, and music theory at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
In July 2016, she launched her latest project — the podcast Notes from the Audiophiles: Why Don’t I Like Classical Music?. Co-hosted with her brilliant friend Pinky, each episode delivers digestible morsels of music history in an accessible, conversational style.
Dr. Lemoine earned degrees in flute performance from the Eastman School of Music (B.M. and D.M.A.), where she studied with celebrated artist and teacher Bonita Boyd, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M. M.), studying with San Francisco Symphony principal flute Timothy Day. Learn more at carmenlemoine.com.