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David Stedge

David Stedge is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Flute Performance at West Virginia University, studying under Professor Nina Assimakopoulos. At WVU, he is the Graduate Assistant to the Flute Studio where he teaches lessons to undergraduate students and performs other duties in the School of Music such as working in the Community Music Program Office through WVU and performing in the Graduate Woodwind Quintet. He is also a member of the WVU Symphony Orchestra, performing on both Flute and Piccolo. David recently made his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a First Prize Winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. Other competition successes include First Prize in The Art of Woodwinds & Brass and Masters of Winds Sonata of the Great Composers Competition, Second Place in WVMTNA, Second Prize in the ENKOR International Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Competition, and David was a finalist in the WVU Young Artist Competition. He has also done extensive work at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and is in his fourth summer of working here. Starting in 2014, David was a Cabin Counselor, a Unit Counselor in 2016, a member of the Touring Staff for the 2017 International Youth Symphony Orchestra, and this summer, he is one of the International Assistants, helping run the program and recruit students for future tours with Blue Lake. Prior to his studies at WVU, David received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a flute emphasis and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Music with a voice emphasis from the State University of NY at Fredonia. While at Fredonia, David studied Flute with Dr. Susan Royal and Voice with Professor Julie Newell. His previous teachers also include Dr. Carol Shansky for Flute and Ms. Claudette Peterson for Voice.