​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Professor of FluteJoanna Cowan White

Joanna Cowan White, professor of flute at Central Michigan University, has taught at CMU since 1987. She is principal flutist for the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Midland Symphony Orchestra and performs with the Powers Quintet, Eclectic Trio, and Crescent Duo. 

Joanna White can be heard on Flights of Fancy, (Centaur Records 2603,) Bremen Town Musicians, (Centaur Records 2774,) Gems for Woodwind Quintet, (White Pine Music,) Woodwind Echoes, (White Pine Music,) and The Clarinet Chamber Music of Alvin Etler (Centaur Records.)

She has performed at the National Flute Association, International Clarinet Association, and International Double Reed Society Conventions and other events in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, California, Washington D.C.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico; London, England; Okaya and Kiryu, Japan; and Assisi, Italy.

White has written articles for Flute Talk, Flutist Quarterly, The Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association Journal, The Instrumentalist, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal and just had a flute poem published in The Flute View.

Joanna White conducts the Central Michigan University Flute Choir, judges for the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association, and recently served a two-year term as Secretary on the executive board of the National Flute Association. She received the bachelor of music degree from the University of Southern California, master of music degree from Northwestern University, and the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Michigan. Her flute teachers included Walfrid Kujala, Janet Woodhams, Patricia Garside, Roger Stevens, Thomas Nyfenger, Judith Bentley, Clement Barone and Leone Buyse.

Contact Information

Email: ​​white1jm@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 774-3319
Room: MU178

A New Beginning Brementown MusiciansClarinet Chamber Music of Alvin Etler
A New Beginning
Brementown Musicians
Clarinet Chamber Music of Alvin Etler
Flights of Fancy Woodwind EchoesWoodwind Echoes
Flights of Fancy
Gems for Woodwind Quintet
Woodwind Echoes