Barbara Jaspersen

Monica Williams
Flutist Monica Williams started her classical training in the suburbs of Chicago. She played with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Summer Youth Orchestra, Encore Chamber Orchestra, and made her first solo performance with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra at the age of 15.

After graduating from Eastman School of Music in 1999, Monica did some graduate work at University of Cincinnati. Her primary teachers have been Bonita Boyd, Susan Levitin, and Brad Gardner. Recently Monica has added improvisations and extended flute techniques, such as multiphonics, to her playing. In addition to performing, Monica also teaches for the Civic Arts of Walnut Creek.

Some of her awards include First Place at Civic Union League of Chicago, Chicago Flute Club Competition, Honorable Mention at Chicago Symphony Concerto Competition for three years, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner, and George Eastman Scholarship recipient.

Monica has been a member of Copus since the first week she moved to San Francisco in October of 2000. Ever since the first week that she met Wendy and Royal, her music has continued to blossom to new heights.



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