Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery today announced that flutist John Thorne has been appointed to the Bienen School of Music Faculty. He will officially join the school in fall 2012 as a tenured associate professor of flute.
For the past twenty years, Mr. Thorne has held a position as associate principal flutist for the Houston Symphony. During his tenure, he has performed with some of the world’s leading conductors, including Marin Alsop, Leonard Bernstein, Christopher Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Neeme Jarvi, Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Thorne has performed frequently as a chamber music performer in the Grand Teton Music Festival.
During his tenure with the Houston Symphony, John Thorne has maintained a private flute studio, providing instruction to high school, college, and professional flutists in the Houston area. His teaching background also includes past affiliations with Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music.