Flute, Baroque Flute, Music Theory, Music History
M.Mus. (Historical Performance)
Hons.B. Mus. (Performance, Music Theory, Music History)
ARCT (Flute Performance)
Anthea Conway-White graduated with a Master of Music in Historical Performance from the Royal College of Music (London, UK) in 2016 where she studied Baroque flute with Rachel Brown. She earned an Honours Bachelor of Music with high distinction and triple majors in performance, music theory and music history from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014. That same year, Laurier awarded her the Faculty of Music’s Gold Medal and she won a Leading Edge Award from Arts Awards Waterloo Region. While at Laurier, Anthea studied modern flute with Dr. Amy Hamilton and baroque flute with Alison Melville. She also enjoyed working as a supplemental instruction assistant and tutor for music theory and history at that institution. Additionally, she began work as a research assistant, employment that she has been happy to resume since returning from her studies abroad.
Anthea also holds an ARCT in modern flute performance with distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music and won that institution’s 2012 Gold Medal for Music Theory by earning the highest average mark in Canada for the eight theory and history exams then required to earn an ARCT on any instrument.
Anthea has performed on modern and baroque flutes with many ensembles, including: Nota Bene Baroque Players, Toronto Masque Theatre, Spiritus Ensemble, and the K-W Chamber Orchestra. She feels that studies of theory and history offer performers many practical skills.
Anthea finds it amazing to contemplate how much she has learnt since she began studying with Wendy Wagler at Renaissance School of the Arts when she was twelve years old!