Jean Hutchinson, a native of Warrenville, Illinois, is a lecturer in music history at University of Louisville and adjunct instructor in music history at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s southwest campus. She also operates a thriving flute studio at Mel Owen Music. In 1984 she founded the Panpipes Flute Choir, composed of students from her studio as well as selected community members. The group performs at approximately ten venues each year, performing arrangements of classical and popular works as well as pieces specifically composed for the ensemble. For ten years, Ms. Hutchinson was instructor of flute, music history and chamber ensembles at Bellarmine University. She was an adjunct instructor in music history at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for about four years. Ms. Hutchinson has a Bachelor of Music in flute performance and a Master of Arts in music history, both from UofL. Additionally, she has studied at the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University where she was a music history student of Dr. Keith Mixter. Ms. Hutchinson has also pursued post-graduate flute study with Robert Cavally, Katherine Borst Jones and Walfrid Kujala. As a freelance performer, Ms. Hutchinson can be heard in a variety of instrumental and choral groups and venues. She has served as adjudicator for numerous KMEA solo and ensemble festivals and All County band auditions. Ms. Hutchinson’s interests include American history and flute literature, especially works for flute quartet and flute choir. She also pursues historical and genealogical research in Massachusetts, Connecticut and central New York State.