About Denise Marguerite Trautmann
Denise Marguerite Trautmann is a classically trained pianist, flutist, soprano, and composer. In 1998, she attended the College of DuPage, where she continued her studies of flute and piano. She was first introduced as a flute soloist with the College of DuPage Chamber Orchestra, directed by Dr. Harold Bauer. In 2001, she won a full music scholarship to study flute at Northern Illinois University. While studying the flute, she also studied voice with tenor William Watson. In 2006, she received a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Music Education.
2006-2007: performed with the Salt Creek Sinfonietta, directed by Dan Pasquale D’Andrea.
2007: was a guest of honor at the Nineteenth Century Club to perform both flute and voice. She also performed her first musical composition, ”精神” (“Seishin”), written for solo dizi flute in C.
2008: began performing as a church musician throughout Chicago, New York, and Japan.
2012: made her opera debut with the New York Opera Forum, performing the role of “Papagena” from Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. She also performed the flute part of Die Zauberflöte with the New York Opera Forum at Lincoln Center.
2013-2014: performed other opera roles which have included “Oberto” from Alcina by George Frideric Handel and performed the “High Priestess” from Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi.
2015: played flute with the Manhattan Symphonie for a fundraiser event for Nepal. 2015-2016 she has performed with the Flute Choir of New York, directed by French flutist Nicolas Duchamp.
2019: her musical composition, “Mélodique”, was performed with a mass flute choir at the Hoff- Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY, directed by Nicolas Duchamp. Her composition was additionally performed for the 100th anniversary of the New York Flute Club at Governors Island featuring 100 flutists, and also by the Flute Choir of New York, honoring the Centennial of the Treaty of Versailles. Ms. Trautmann has dedicated her piece to Mr. Nicolas Duchamp, who as her teacher inspired her to compose for the flute choir.
Denise has been teaching for fourteen years, and what she loves most is being challenged to teach in the most creative way she can. She believes music helps students deepen their emotional intelligence and to open the mind to understanding new ideas. As a composer, she particularly loves composing music and exercises for her students, and she also encourages students to use their creative imagination to the fullest.
Fun Facts: In addition to being a musician, Denise is also a linguist and speaks both French & Japanese. She also has a passion for cooking Japanese food and making it into visual art.