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Geraldine Morillo Barazarte, Flute

 

Location: Orlando, FL 

E-mail: gmbflute@gmail.com

Tel: 407-927-7879

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About me

 

My journey began in Caracas, Venezuela, my homeland, where I was born and raised and where my passion for music began. I was lucky to have great music educators, participated in my school's choirs and also studied Music Theory and Solfege at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory. When I was 10 years old I moved to Orlando, FL where my flute studies began in 6th grade. I later attended the Dr. Phillips High School earning a spot in their prestigious Visual Performance Arts magnet program which prepared me to follow a career in music.

 

I earned a Bachelors degree in Music Performance from Stetson University (Deland, Florida), with a minor in general Education, focusing in Flute as my primary instrument  and voice as a secondary. In 2007 I moved to Massachusetts to work for Nagahara Flutes and while living in MA I enjoyed studying with distinguished teachers and worked with a variety of ensembles as flutist, coach and teacher. I also participated in the Teacher Training course at the Boston Flute Academy which helped me further develop and solidify my teaching techniques and philosophy.

 

In 2018 I moved back to Central Florida with my family and became a Certified Music Teacher K-12. Falling in love with the Elementary Music teaching world led me to study the Orff Schulwerk method, a German approach of teaching young musicians that incorporates music, movement, speech, and drama into lessons that are similar to how children play. I'm a passionate educator and a student-centered teacher with the  goal to empower my students to achieve their highest potential. It is my biggest endeavor to help shape young musicians into active leaders of our community and hope that the discipline that goes into mastering an instrument will cross over to every aspect of their lives.

After the birth of my third son and post pandemic, I retook my love for flute performance and currently perform with Orchestras around the Central Florida area as well as a freelance musician. 

For more details about my musical journey please read below or see my biography  page.

Languages                        

 

English

Spanish (Venezuelan)

Education

 

Stetson University, Deland, FL

Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance Cum Laude

Minor in General Education

Voice- private studies

2003-2007

 

Private Study at Stetson:

Susan McQuinn, Flute 2005-2007

Dr. Jean West . Flute 2003-2005

Mary Jane Christeson, Voice 2005-2007 

 

Other Private Flute Studies

Sarah Brady 2007-2009 (extended Post-Graduate studies)

Marco Granados March 2010, August 2012

Elisabeth Rowe December 2007

Geralyn Coticone December 2006

Walfrid Kujala March 2006

Sylvia Franklin 2002-03

Dr. Nora Lee Garcia 2001-02

Masterclasses

Sir James Galway Masterclass Weggis, Switzerland (Auditor) 2014

Trevor Wye, Boston University June 2013

Geralyn Coticone, Boston Flute Academy April 2012

Marcos Granado, National Flute Association Convention 2008

Stephanie Rea, Florida Flute Fair February 2007

Walfrid Kujala, Orchestral Excerpt Masterclass at Northwester University July 2006

 

Festivals

Duxbury Music Festival 2009

 

Other

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Level II 2023

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Level I 2022

Florida Music K-12 Teacher Certification 2021

Boston Flute Academy Teacher Training course 2011

 

Awards and Scholarships 

OCPS Orff  Schulwerk Level II Training Scholarship 2023

OCPS Orff  Schulwerk Level I Training Scholarship 2022

Duxbury Music Festival Chamber Competition- 3rd Place winner and Honorable Mention 2009

Sigma Alpha Iota Volusia County Alumni Chapter Scholarship, 2nd Place 2007

William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship 2006-2007

Wheat Leadership Scholarship 2005-06

Florida Bright Future Medallion Scholarship 2003-2005

John Philip Sousa Band Award 2003

Skills                                  

 

Microsoft Office Suite

Finale

Open Office

Invoices & Estimates Pro.

Serif Web Plus

Serif Page Plus

PHOTOSHOP

Social media marketing Brochure design

Website upkeep & basic design

Photography

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Teaching/Ensemble Coach Experience

Windy Ridge K-8 School, Music K-5 Teacher, OCPS 2022-Present

VBS Music Teacher at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 2024

MetroWest Elementary School, Music K-5 Teacher, OCPS 2018-2022

Flute & Voice Instructor at GMB Music Studio 2003-2018

Merrimac Valley Community Music School, Flute instructor & Ensemble coach 2014-2015

University of Massachusetts at Lowell NEYWE Flute Choir Director  2013

Winchester Community Music School Flute Instructor-Substitute Teacher of Sarah Brady 2012, 2014

Boston Flute Academy Teaching Assistant & Ensemble Coach 2011- 2013

Small Ensemble Coach at Florida Flute Workshop, Florida 2006 and 2007

Masterclass Instructor at Millennium Middle School, Florida, April 2007

Flute Adjudicator for the Volusia All-County Middle School Band, Florida 2006-07

Masterclass Instructor at Creekside Middle School, Florida 2006

Flute Instructor at Dr. Phillips High School Band Camps, Florida 2004- 2006

Flute Choir Instructor at Robinswood Middle School, Florida (volunteer) 2003

 

Performance Experience

 

Orchestral

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra Assistant Principal/Piccolo 2024-Present

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Substitute Flutist 2023-Present

Nashua Chamber Orchestra Principal Flutist Fall 2015-2017

Berklee College of Music student Modern Orchestra 2009

Calliope Orchestral and Choral Ensemble principal 2008

Stetson University Symphonic Orchestra piccolo and principal 2003-2007

Stetson University Flute Orchestra 2003-2007

Stetson University Opera Pit Orchestra piccolo 2003-2006

 

Wind Ensemble

The Southern Winds  2005-2007/ 2019-Present

Chelmsford Community Band 2014-2015 (hired musician-principal flute, soloist, clinician)

Reading Civic Concert Band 2013-2014 (substitute hired musician-Principal flute & Piccolo)

Metropolitan Wind Symphony piccolo, September 2007- 2012

Stetson University Symphonic Band piccolo 2003- 2007

 

Chamber Groups

Stetson University Latin Music- Charanga Ensemble (founding member) Spring 2007

Stetson University Flute Quartet 2005-2006

Stetson University Woodwind Dectet Fall 2004

Stetson University Woodwind Quintet 2003-2004

 

Sacred Music

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clermont, FL  2022-present(hired musician-principal flute)

Asociacion Venezolana Virgen de Coromoto Choir 2015-2017 (Flutist, vocalist, conductor)

Saint Patrick Parish in Lowell Flute Soloist, Singer, Psalmist  (Spanish Mass) 2013-2018

Saint Francis Chapel at the Prudential Center in Boston Flute Soloist & Singer (Spanish Mass) 2013

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Acton Flute Soloist & Singer (English Mass) 2012

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Fitchburgh Flute Soloist & Music Director (Spanish Mass) 2010- 2011

Hampton Falls First Baptist Church Flute Soloist (English Service) 2008-2009

 

Other Ensembles

Sabana & Talento Venezuelan Folk Music- Co-founder, Flutist and Singer 2010- Present

Florencia's Big Band, principal 2010- 2011

Collaborating Performances with Venezuelan Artist Juan Carlos Salazar 2006, 2007, 2008

Stetson University Guest performer with Choirs 2005-2007

 

Recitals

In Memory of Susan McQuinn @ Florida Flute Convention 2024

Sounds of the Season @ Blessed Sacrament December 2023

National Flute Association Convention Exhibitors Showcase 2013

Boston Flute Academy Spring Recital April 2012

National Flute Association Convention Exhibitors Concert & Showcase 2008

Senior Recital March 17, 2007

Junior Recital April 26, 2006

Sophomore Recital April 28, 2005

 

Recordings:

Collaboration with Venezuelan Artist Juan Carlos Salazar 2008

      “Los Temas de mi Canción”, CD Debut May 2008

Carmen Liliana Marulanda Promotional Video for Flute Music Arrangements  2015

 

Music Business

Nagahara Flutes/ NNI Inc.

  • Office Manager/ Sales & Marketing Director  July 2007- May 2018

 

Boston Flute Academy

  • Operations Consultant September 2012- 2014

 

Flute Specialists, Inc. Sales Associate:

  • Florida Flute Fair 2004, 2005, 2006

  • National Flute Association Convention 2004, 2006

 

Memberships in Music Organizations

Florida Flute Association 2007- present

National Flute Association 2007-2017

Sigma Alpha Iota - Eta Pi chapter (Service chair 2006-2007)

Stetson University CMENC Chapter 2003-2006

  • Fundraising chair 2004-2005

  • Broadway Revue Music Director 2006-2007

Florida Music Educators Association 2003-2005

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