In Studio A with flutist Lauren Whitaker

May 19, 2018

Credit Lauren Whitaker

Flutist Lauren Whitaker is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, and she is a student of Nancy Stagnitta. Lauren is also the winner of the Encore Winds Youth Artist Competition, and she will perform with Encore Winds on their spring concert this Sunday. 

Lauren Whitaker stopped by Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music of Otar Gordeli and to talk about this weekend’s concert. She also spoke about what it’s like living with tracheomalacia, a condition in which her trachea can collapse because it doesn’t have sufficient cartilage. Hear the performance and conversation below.

The concert Encore Winds Aloft! takes place this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Traverse City. Click here for more information.