Jennifer Baunoch-Crowell

Jennifer Baunoch-Crowell
Gemeinhardt Company Director of Marketing

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...Educational and inspirational photographs, articles, and videos, encompassing the artistry of the flute and piccolo.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bright Flutes, Big City

NFA! What an incredible experience! With an unbelievable list of performers this year,including Sir James Galway receiving the lifetime achievement award, and the world record breaking event for the largest flute ensemble directed by Galway it was quite an overwhelming and exciting weekend to be a part of. Over 4,000 people (attendees and exhibitors) attended NFA this year, which was a record number itself. From my experience as an exhibitor I felt like nearly all 4,000 people stopped by the booth. It was an unbelievable crowd! We had much excitement going on at the Gemeinhardt booths. Our Sankyo artist Ali Ryerson (also conductor of the Jazz Flute Big Band) stopped by daily to sign her new book "The Jazz Flute Practice Method". Greg Pattillo the famous beatboxer, who is our Brio artist dropped by each day as well to chat with and play for his fans. It was also wonderful to see our Roy Seaman piccolo artist Dr. Christi Beard invited by Trevor Wye to perform in the Tallis Motet arranged by Wye. And Debi Vogt, a devoted clinician and family member of the Gemeinhardt clan, who is a prominant private flute instructor in Tulsa was also there to help us out. She also shared some excitement with me as we had a little photo shoot and chat with James Galway. We truly had a great time! Be sure to check out my video for a few highlights from NFA!

Friday, August 7, 2009

NFA in NYC 2009 is quickly approaching!

Make sure to stop by our booth and say hello! Our booth numbers are 149,150,151: Gemeinhardt,Brio, Trevor James, and Sankyo Flutes. We have amazing artists stopping by our exhibit throughout the weekend. Ali Ryerson, director of the Jazz Flute Big Band, will be selling signed copies of her new book. Greg Patillo the incredible beatboxing flutist will be hanging around to entertain us, Christie Beard, accomplished professor and piccoloist, and Debi Vogt, wonderfully talented flutist and private instructor will all be stopping by our booth. Don't forget to try out our new Brio! piccolos! We will also have on display Sankyo's cylindrical silver piccolos. They are beautiful! Be sure to check out my blog after NFA for some great stories, videos, and photographs! It should be a wonderful time in the Big Apple!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jennifer Baunoch-Crowell

Jennifer is the marketing director and flute specialist for the Gemeinhardt Company. Our instrument lines include Gemeinhardt flutes and piccolos, Roy Seaman piccolos, Brio! flutes and piccolos, Gemeinhardt clarinets and saxophones, W. Nirschl brass by Gemeinhardt, and Artisan strings.

In her 25 years as a flutist, she was the drum major for marching band, performed with the jazz band, and was awarded performance and outstanding musician awards throughout high school. In college, she was awarded a scholarship for flute performance at DePaul University where she studied with Mary Stolper and Mary Hickey. She also had the great opportunity to attend several master classes by Donald Peck (former principle flutist for the Chicago Symphony) and James Galway. Through the years she has performed in ensembles and as a soloist at many community venues and also had the great privilage of performing at Carnegie Hall which included her in a featured trio performing Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major.

For the last 17 years, she has been employed at several world-renowned flute and piccolo manufacturing facilities; learning from the finest artisans the music industry has to offer. She began testing, building, and repairing; as well as supervising departments of manufacturing. Her involvement also included consulting in the development of new and existing head joints, flutes and piccolos.
“I believe I bring a unique aspect to the world of flutes and piccolos. My background as a flutist, and my years “on the bench” testing and repairing, have brought me to an appreciation and understanding of the technician and musician. I hope to continue building the bridge between the artists on either side of the flute, in order to further the development of high quality instruments which will exceed the expectations of both the makers of flutes and the makers of music”