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Mission Statement

Detroit Flute Guild 2.0 (DFG 2.0) is a small flute ensemble dedicated to outstanding musical performance. DFG 2.0 distinguishes itself by approaching music as part of the broader arts community and fostering participation in the arts by future generations. We support arts organizations through donations received at our benefit recitals.

About Us

 

DFG 2.0  consists of professional flutists, music teachers, and advanced flutists who enjoy performing music together.  Members come from many walks of life, including business, medicine, education, and music.

 

What makes the Detroit Flute Guild unique is its partnership with other art forms.  DFG seeks to merge musical performances with dance, theater, and visual art. The ensemble functions as a guild, sometimes performing as a full flute choir and other times duos, trios, and quartets. 

The Detroit Flute Guild has been performing for nearly 20 years throughout the Detroit area, often in libraries, church sanctuaries, and commercial spaces.  They have appeared with Michigan symphonies and participated in flute choir concerts at the National Flute Association annual convention.

President: Larry Anderson

Artistic Director: Jacqueline Fornari

Booking Agent: Carol Perkins

Treasurer and Librarian: Jackie Joseph

Website and Social Media: Laura Kellogg

 

 

Larry Anderson

 

Larry Anderson retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps in 1997, and then he worked in the engineering and construction industry in the Washington, DC area until 2012.  He facilitated collaborative partnering on major public road and bridge projects in Michigan and Ohio through 2018. A U of M and Cal Berkeley alumnus, Larry and his wife Debbie have two adult children and one grandchild.  Larry studies with Shelly Rouse-Freitag; he is active with the Southeast Michigan Flute Association and the Flute Specialists’ choir besides DFG. Larry and Debbie sail a Flying Scot on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. His concert flute is a Pearl and his bass flute is a Trevor James.

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Meet our Members

Jacqueline Fornari

 

Jacqueline Fornari is a flutist and private instructor in Macomb Township.  She attended Eisenhower High School until her junior year and finished at Interlochen Arts Academy.  Ms. Fornari attended the Peabody Conservatory, and finished her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a Master of Music in Flute Performance at East Carolina University in North Carolina. Ms. Fornari played with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra and the Raleigh Civic Symphony. Her primary teachers were Clement Barone, Jackie Hofto, Ervin Monroe, Robert Cole, Tim Day, Britton Johnson and Jeff Zook.  Currently, Ms. Fornari, is the woodwind chamber music coach for the Oakland Youth Orchestras, an MSBOA Adjudicator and the Artistic Director of the Detroit Flute Guild (DFG 2.0), a performing flute ensemble.

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Jackie Joseph

 

Jackie Joseph is a hospital pharmacist, marathon runner, avid traveler and flute enthusiast.  She works at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc.  Jackie has run a marathon on all 7 continents and 50 states and has completed the Abbott World Marathon Majors.  Jackie and husband Tom have three married sons and eight grandchildren.  Jackie studies with Jeff Zook and enjoys playing flute with the North Oakland Concert Band and alto flute with DFG2.0.  She started playing the flute as a 3rd grade student in Detroit Public Schools.

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Laura Kellogg

Laura Kellogg is the flute instructor at Oakland University Community Music and Marshall Music (Troy). She holds degrees in flute performance from Michigan State University (BM), Wright State University (MM), and the University of Oklahoma (DMA). Laura has played with the Ohio Light Opera, Lansing Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the Jackson Symphony. Laura is the Competitions Coordinator for the Southeast Michigan Flute Association and enjoys being a part of her local flute community. She is currently working on her music education teaching certificate at Oakland University.

Carol Perkins

Carol Perkins has enjoyed many years as a freelance musician and flute instructor in the Metro-Detroit area. She currently provides private flute instruction at Flute Specialists and Cranbrook Schools. Her students include youth through adults, the amateur and the serious professional. Carol is also a certified Stott Pilates Instructor. Her Pilates training allows her to help musicians overcome performance related injuries. 

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Steve Wood

A jazz saxophonist by trade, Steve has recently developed a fascination with classical music and the flute.  He is currently studying with Jeff Zook and rehearsing and performing with DFG2.0 and the Obligatos, a flute trio.

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Joel Stern

After studying piano as a child Joel became interested in the flute at age twelve.  He has focused on flute performance ever since in both classical and jazz.  He studies with Jeff Zook and performs with Flute Specialists, the Birmingham Concert Band, as well as DFG.  Professionally Joel spent many years as a fundraiser mostly for institutes of higher learning including the University of Michigan.  Now retired he spends time as a volunteer for the Detroit Institute of Art both as a certified docent and on various volunteer committees.