Michelle Dunn has been a classical flutist for 30 years. At the end of only a decade in the world of classical flute, she had the privilege of being included in the premiere performance for a live, international radio broadcast commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Voice of America. The concert was heard by nearly 130 million people, simultaneously, around the world. After what seemed the pinnacle of her classical career, Michelle decided to diversify her musical talents and is now a multi-genre flutist/composer, fluent in the areas of classical, rock, jazz, R&B, gospel, folk, and world music. Utilizing both silver and wood flutes, with an array of digital sounds and extended techniques, her fusion of diverse musical styles culminates in a rich electro acoustic sound that has gained popularity in both the classical and non-classical music worlds.
Michelle’s talents personify the term “multi-faceted” and carry her far beyond the boundaries of typical flutist/performer/musician. She is founder and executor of her own recording, production, and publishing companies. True to her “indie artist” nature and “do-it-yourself” attitude, Michelle is self-produced and records almost exclusively on her “iZZatcho Music” label.
Her years as a professional audiovisual technician and multimedia presentation specialist yield her the ability to create both subtle and spectacular digitally programmed media and lighting effects for her more elaborate stage performances.
A professional videographer with a “brilliant” eye and intuition for detail and content, Michelle films and edits most of her own music videos, as well as producing a host of video projects for others. Michelle is now the videographer on staff with Wildacres Flute Retreat and is one of two videographers for the Raleigh Area Flute Association.
Michelle is a webmaster/designer and oversees the design and function of her own websites and social media. She is also webmaster/designer and social media administrator for the Raleigh Area Flute Association.
Putting her graphic design skills to work, as well as her sense of humor, Michelle has created a line of “iZZatcho flute stuff,” which consists of posters, apparel, and accessories that feature her custom graphics of “living” flutes, piccolos, and flute choirs. These items and new CDs are available for purchase in Michelle’s new online stores at http://MichelleDunn-BornToFlute.com