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.
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: Robyn Myers
Treasurer and Librarian: Jackie Joseph
Website and Social Media: Steve Wood
Meet our Members
Robyn was born and raised in St. Clair Shores MI and currently lives in Clinton Twp. MI and has played the flute for over 52 years. She is a graduate of Ferris State University in the field of Medical Technology and before retiring in 2020, held a position at Abbott Laboratories as Lead Sr. Technical Support Specialist for the US Western Diagnostic Division. She studied flute with Detroit Symphony Orchestra flutists Clement Barone and Shaul Ben-Meir, and attended Julliard School in the summer of 2001 where she studied with Jeanne Baxtresser of the New York Philharmonic. Robyn is currently a member of the North Oakland and Warren Concert Bands and the Western Michigan Flute Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble of Grand Rapids MI. She has been principal flutist and Vice President of Lake St. Clair Symphony, is assistant principal flutist and Vice President of Royal Oak Symphony and principal alto flutist of Michigan Flute Orchestra. She has performed in Europe and China and performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony with Windiana, a wind ensemble from Valparaiso University under the direction of Dr. Jeff Doebler.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.