Carlyn Lloyd, flute and Jon Warfel, piano biography

Carlyn Lloyd, flute/Jon Warfel, piano

Since 1985, the flute/piano duo of Carlyn Lloyd and Jon Warfel has performed hundreds of concerts and educational programs throughout the United States at concert halls, libraries, park districts, colleges and elementary schools including recitals as part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Judson Manor Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio.  The duo has been heard extensively in performance on radio stations WFMT on their “Live From Studio One Series,” and WNIB on Karl Haas’ program, “Adventures in Good Music.”  In 1987 they began their own series of concerts at Chicago area libraries providing easy community access to classical music.  The duo’s recordings, “A Christmas for Grown-Up Children” and “American Made” are recorded on the Tri-L-Co Label.

Carlyn Lloyd, flutist performs regularly with many ensembles including Arianna, an ensemble comprised of flute, harp, violin and string bass.  She has written arrangements of popular and classical music for her woodwind quintet, Quintuplex, and has also written and performed several arrangements for solo flute and concert band.  Her arrangement of Respighi’s, Ancient Airs and Dances received its premier at the National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, FL.

Ms. Lloyd is a founding member of the Chicago Flute Club, and has served as General Competitions Coordinator of the National Flute Association.  Her articles on the flute have been published in “Flute Talk Magazine” a publication of “The Instrumentalist.”  Carlyn Lloyd is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music, the Who’s Who in Entertainment, the Who’s Who in American Music and is an honored member of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals.  She owns Tri-L-Co Music, a company which engages classical chamber music ensembles.

Ms. Lloyd obtained her degree in flute performance from Western Illinois University as a student of Gerald Carey.  She has had additional study with Donald Peck (Chicago Symphony), Julius Baker (formerly of the New York Philharmonic), and Mary Stolper (Chicago Sinfonietta), and has performed in the master classes of Julius Baker, Carol Wincenc (Julliard School of Music), Geoffrey Gilbert (formerly of the London Philharmonic), and Jeanne Baxtresser (formerly of the New York Philharmonic).  She has served on the flute faculties of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois, The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and the Hinsdale Center for the Arts.

Jon Warfel, pianist, maintains an active performing schedule as both piano soloist and accompanist.  He has toured the United States as piano soloist and has performed piano concertos with several Illinois orchestras.  He attended Northern Illinois University where he obtained his  B. M. and M. M. in piano performance as a student of Donald Walker, and where in 1992 he was chosen Outstanding Young Alumni.  He continued his studies at Northwestern University, participating in Master Classes at the Ravinia Music Festival. In 1977, Mr. Warfel joined the faculty of Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL where he is Director of Choral Activities and Instructor of Piano and also teaches classes in music and the humanities.  In 1995 he was chosen Faculty Member of the Year.  A former Music Director of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus, he now serves as assistant director of the Naperville Chorus and director of the Naperville Chamber Singers. He performs regularly with various groups including the “Buffalo Shufflers, a Roaring Twenties Show Band,” that has been featured on symphonic pops concerts throughout the country with many outstanding orchestras. In addition to his work as accompanist, soloist, choral clinician and orchestral and choral conductor Mr. Warfel currently serves as Organist/Choirmaster at First Congregational Church of Elgin, IL.

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