September Payne, DMA Flute
Critics have noted “Ms. Payne exemplifies a rare beauty of tone, blessedly free of air, unsurpassed by even the greatest of flutists today”.
-The Brattleboro Reformer
Dr. September Payne is Adjunct Flute Professor and Music History Lecturer, Emeritus at San Diego State University, Grossmont and Mesa Colleges. She is a teaching and performing faculty member of CICA International Summer Orchestra & Chamber Music Festival in Dallas, TX, and at Raffaele Trevisani’s Summer Flute Course in Milan, Italy.
Former free lance positions include: the Houston Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Boston Opera Company, Banff Festival Orchestra, and The San Diego Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet. As former Director of Winds & Brass at the California Institute of Music, conductor of SDSU Flute Choir and CYO Wind Ensemble, Dr. Payne has recruited and mentored many young orchestral musicians. She served as President to the San Diego Flute Guild and was a mentor for NFA’s scholarship program. Currently she is the Director of Music West Flute Studios, a founding member of the Royal Conservatory’s Music Development Program and Co-Founder of San Diego Coastal Flutes, which brings cutting edge projects and international artists to Southern California. As a clinician, she teaches the traditions of her mentors of the French School of flute playing: Marcel and Louis Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway, Geoffrey Gilbert, Albert Tipton, Leone Buyse and Carol Wincenc.
“September is a mover and shaker in the world of Classical flute. She is a personable expert in her field who produces great results. Many of her students from SDSU, Grossmont, Mesa, and Houston Colleges hold jobs in universities and orchestras. She is someone every San Diego flutist should get to know”. Dr. Kurakowa, Music Director, San Marcos College.”
MOVER & SHAKER IN THE WORLD OF CLASSICAL FLUTE
September is a personable expert in her field who produces great results. Many of her students from SDSU, Grossmont, Mesa, and Houston Colleges hold jobs in universities and orchestras. She is someone every San Diego flutist should get to know. Ms. Payne has been a private flute instructor for several of the student musicians at Grossmont College over the course of the last decade or so. She’s always been just excellent in teaching. She is well-liked and students have prospered with her help!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER
September is a highly educated and experienced flutist and flute teacher. She works with students and ensembles well and gives each flutist her attention and care during their lessons or rehearsals. I highly recommend her.