Karen Van Dyke made her professional debut at the age of 17 when she performed as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony. She currently maintains an active and versatile career. As an orchestral flutist, she has performed with the Berkeley and San Jose Symphonies, has served as principal flute at the Anchorage Festival of Music, and currently freelances with the Symphony Silicon Valley and the Ballet San Jose Orchestra. Ms. Van Dyke is the Director of the Stanford University Flute Ensemble, which she founded in 1996 at the invitation of the legendary flutist Frances Blaisdell. Her close association with the eminent flutist Jeanne Baxtresser has resulted in numerous collaborations, including a duo performance in 2004. Additionally, Ms. Van Dyke has served as the Director of the Northern California Flute Camp since 1994. An avid educator, she has maintained a private studio for over 30 years and has taught students who have been admitted to top conservatories and went on to become professional flutists. She has collaborated with several world-renowned flutists to produce master classes in Carmel Valley and at Stanford. Ms. Van Dyke has released one solo CD, Mouvements Perpetuels: Music for Flute and Guitar, with guitarist Paul Binkley.  She has been named to Who’s Who in America.
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