janette erickson

Flutist - Teacher - Live Wedding Music

Janette EricksonAbout Janette

Janette Erickson is the Principal Flutist of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra and has done extensive work as Principal Flutist of several Opera companies.  

She is the Founder/Flutist of the professional chamber ensemble, Moment Musical and is the Director/Founder of Les Flutes Enchantees. She also founded and directed The International Flute Choir Festival at Fresno Pacific University for 12 years and hosted many well-known artists. She is a Miyazawa Artist, exclusively playing Miyazawa flutes.  

Erickson graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Flute Performance and received her Master of Arts in Music Theory from California State University, Fresno. Her teachers include Russell S. Howland, Lloyd Gowen, Frank Langone, Roger Stevens, Ray Fabrizio and Julius Baker. She performed for Jean-Pierre Rampal in 1982. She has studied with Doriot A. Dwyer at the Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts and Walfrid Kujala at Northwestern University. She is also a pianist, studying with Dr. Bob Bennett and Ena Brostein-Barton and studied conducting with the renowned Nicola Iacovetti.

Currently, Erickson teaches at Fresno Pacific University, where she has taught flute, piano, music theory and music appreciation. She has taught at her home studio, Erickson Music Instruction for over 40 years. She has edited and had published 11 flute choir pieces from the Russell S. Howland Flute Choir Library, has performed the flute twice for the National Flute Association at the annual conventions and was chosen to conduct twice (in Boston and San Diego, CA) for the N.F.A.  One of the editions she edited was awarded the Best New Flute Choir Publication of 1995 by the N.F.A.

Janette and harpist, Laura Porter performed the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002 and have collaborated many times for the Up Close and Classical Series in the schools and also, in Moment Musical concerts. The pair often performs for weddings and other events, along with Arioso, Music for all Occasions!