About Anne Decker-Beck
I graduated Bachelor of Music, Applied Music, Flute Performance, from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. I 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.
I was the featured artist performing in the premiere Focus Festival of Contemporary Music. Wilma Salisbury of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote:
"Flutist Anne Decker produces full romantic sonoroties and flowing lines".
I was privileged to study flute with William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra, Ervin Monroe of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Adrian Brett of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I auditioned and was accepted for post graduate study with Trevor Wye, Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, England.
I studied piano from the age of five including a long tenure of development under the tutelage of Arvi Sinka, Ph.D., of the Arvi Sinka Piano Studio in Troy, Michigan. Dr. Sinka has been my gracious mentor and pedagogy instructor.
I am the Coordinator for Student Achievement Testing, Woodwind Division, Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League. I develop the woodwind testing curricula for annual sequential testing in performance, technique, sight reading, theory and aural awareness.
I perform in recitals throughout the year in Metropolitan Detroit.
I currently serve on these Boards of Directors:
Paint a Miracle, Rochester, MI
Community Outreach Liaison
Southeast Michigan Flute Association
Vice President 2013-2015
Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League
Student Achievement Testing Chair, Woodwind Division