Suyeon Ko was appointed artistic director of the IU Jacobs School of Music Flute Academy in 2019. She has been a member of the Volante Winds, a quintet formed in Bloomington, Indiana, since 2016. She has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition, Matinee Musicale Scholarship Competition, TMTA Young Artist Competition, and American Protege International Competition.
Thomas Robertello was appointed associate professor of flute at the IU Jacobs School of Music in 1997. A former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra, he has performed as guest principal flutist with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, and Nashville Chamber Orchestra.
Brice Smith has performed in several professional ensembles, including the Colorado Symphony, New World Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center, with the Arkansas Philharmonic, and with the University of Michigan Camerata Symphony Orchestra.
Smith has taught master classes and lessons for the University of Arkansas, Adams State University, Siena Heights University, the Crescendo Detroit program for young students in the performing arts, and, most recently, was a guest artist and lecturer for the Texas Summer Flute Symposium.
He is an executive board member for the Texas Flute Society and has served as artistic and development assistant for the Crested Butte Music Festival, as well as student engagement specialist for the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at the University of Colorado Boulder.