In addition to solo performances and master classes in the United States, Europe, and Canada, Dr. Payne has performed with her flute and piano duo, CANSonare (Canadian Sound), flute and harp ensemble, Duo Pastiche, New Zealand Symphony harpist, Carolyn Mills, and is an invited Guest Artist at the Raffaele Trevisani International Flute Course in Milan, Italy.
Currently, Dr. Payne is Co-Founder and Co-Administrator of San Diego Coastal Flutes, Founder of Music West Flute Studio, and a freelance performer under the American Federation of Musicians San Diego Chapter.
In the summers, September is flute faculty and performs with the CICA International Orchestral and Chamber Music Festival in Dallas, TX. Former positions include: San Diego State University, Grossmont and Mesa Colleges’ Adjunct Professor of Flute and Music History Lecturer; San Diego.
Chamber Orchestra, Principal Flute Substitute; The San Diego Philharmonic Quintet; Civic Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble and SDSU Flute Choir Conductor. Committed to pedagogy, September has served as President of the San Diego Flute Guild and is active in numerous musical societies, including: NFA, MTAC, Phi Kappa Lambda, Mu Phi Epsilon, and the Marcel Moyse Society.
Her mentors include some of the greatest pedagogues and artists of the 20th and 21st Century: Marcel & Louis Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alain Marion, Geoffrey Gilbert, Albert Tipton, Sir James Galway and Carol Wincenc.
September is a mover and a shaker in the world of Classical flute. She is a personable expert in her field who produces great results. Many of her students from Houston, Texas, San Diego State, Grossmont, and Mesa Colleges hold jobs in universities and orchestras. She is someone every flutist should get to know.
As a dedicated, inspirational pedagogue, Dr. Payne teaches beyond the technical aspects of the flute to express ourselves. Her gift is imparting “how to”, from moving the sound, to a holistic approach to the fingers; she stresses integrity of rhythm, clarity of articulation. She enabled me to create the total musical ideal.
Sir James Galway
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