Flutist Susanna Self is a soloist, orchestral flutist, chamber musician and teacher. She has appeared as an orchestral soloist throughout the United States with the Greece (NY), Charlotte, Peninsula Music Festival (WI) and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestras. As an orchestral flutist, she has held positions as flutist with the New World Symphony, Principal Flute with the Charlotte Symphony, Acting Assistant Principal and Second Flute with the Baltimore Symphony, and Acting Assistant Flute with the Saint Louis Symphony. As an active chamber musician, she has performed with the St. Peter’s Chamber Series, Columbia Chamber Players (SC), An Die Musik Series in Baltimore, Pulitzer New Music Series and Spectrum Series in Saint Louis, the New Music Festival at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and Chamber Music Amarillo. Ms. Self earned her Bachelor of Music Degree, along with the Performer’s Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music, and her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she won the Master’s Concerto Competition. She also was the winner in the flute category of the GM/Seventeen Magazine Concerto Competition.
She is currently Principal Flute with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra and Piccolo with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and is Flute Instructor at Eastern New Mexico University. She will receive her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Texas Tech University this Fall, and is a certified music therapist, working with young adults with autism and older adults in a memory care facility. She lives in Lubbock with her husband cellist Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes.