Wilma Salisbury of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote: "Flutist Anne Decker produces full romantic sonorities and flowing lines".
Anne Decker-Beck graduated Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, Berea, Ohio, where she was privileged to study with William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra. She achieved the following successes during baccalaureate studies: Winner of the B-W Concerto Competition as a Junior, Principal flutist B-W Symphony Orchestra, Flutist with the 50th, 51st and 52nd Bach Festival Orchestras, including the 50th Anniversary Bach Festival Kennedy Center broadcast tour on NPR and PBS. She was the featured solo artist performing in the premiere Cleveland Focus Festival of Contemporary Music.
Ms. Beck studied with Ervin Monroe of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra while in high school. Her post graduate work includes private study with Trevor Wye, Royal Northern College of Music, U.K. and Jeffery Zook, piccoloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She studied piano from the age of five including a long tenure of development and pedagogy instruction under the tutelage of Arvi Sinka, Ph.D., of the Arvi Sinka Piano Studio in Troy, Michigan, www.arvisinka.com.
Immediate Past President, Southeast Michigan Flute Association (2017-2019) The Southeast Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA) is a non-profit flute organization that serves as a platform for students, amateurs, professionals, teachers and lovers of the flute to connect. Members include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra flute section, university and college professors, regional orchestral flutists, chamber musicians, and students of all ages. SEMFA hosts recitals, masterclasses, and an annual flute festival. For more information: www.semfa.org
Board Member At-Large, Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble (2017- to date) The Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble (SEMWE) was created to provide a performance and social outlet for music teachers and other similarly qualified musicians. Teaching duties often leave little time for teachers' first passion: playing and collaborating in musical performance. Membership is invitation-only. from our personnel director (Eric Crimmins.) www.semwe.org
Artistic Director, Chamber Music Series, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Romeo (2014 - 2017) The St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chamber Music Series features local musicians in concert. For more information on the series and St. Paul's Church click on this website tab: "Our Partnership with St. Paul's, Romeo".
Citizen Musician Initiative Mrs. Beck embraces the Citizen Musician initiative which exists to sustain and expand the role of music in civic and cultural life by creating and enhancing communities through music. A Citizen Musician strives to transcend technique, to create empathy, and to direct the value and relevance of music toward positive social change. The Citizen Musician rationale is this: music can bring beauty and hope to people’s lives and create connections between people. For these reasons, music has the power to create stronger and more vibrant communities. Citizen Musicianship results from the actions of those who embrace the transformative power of music and use it to inspire others. A Citizen Musician constantly asks themselves, how can music enrich my community? Citizen Musicians include individuals and organizations who share these aspirations. For More Information: www.citizenmusician.org/about
Flute Clinician, Lake Orion Community Schools 2012 to present Mrs. Beck teaches flute clinics for musical development of Middle- and High- School Bands. She coaches flute choirs and woodwind ensembles in preparation for competitions and events. She conducts sectional rehearsals for school and community concerts.
Founding Chairperson, Metropollitan Detroit Musicians League Woodwind Student Achivement Testing 1992 to 2013 As the founding Chairperson of the Metropolitan Detroit Woodwind Studetn Achievement Testing, Mrs. Beck developed the standardized, sequential testing of performance, technique, aural theory, written theory and sight reading for private woodwind music students in the Metropolitan Detroit area. These achievement tests continue to serve as the MDML curricula. This program is administered by MDML, Michigan Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. For more information: www.mdmlonline.org.