About

Charmaine is a classically trained flutist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She plays with the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble, Winnipeg Chamber Winds Collective, and creates varied concert programmes for her concert series Charmaine & Friends. Charmaine enjoys performing as a guest musician with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and Royal Canadian Air Force Band.

Charmaine maintains an active flute studio in Charleswood. She has coached students from the University of Manitoba, Brandon University, Canadian Mennonite University, and Provincial Honour Bands. Charmaine has adjudicated for music festivals including the Syrinx Flute Festival and Brandon Festival of the Arts, and is a returning flute instructor at the International Music Camp. Charmaine’s students enjoy success in local festivals, honour bands, and youth orchestras, and many continue onto musical studies at the University of Manitoba and Brandon University.

Charmaine attended the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, and The Glenn Gould School of Music. Her primary instructors include Jan Kocman and Laurel Ridd, she has also studied with Joanne Kosheluk, Martha Durkin, Dr. Kathleen Rudolph, and Leslie Newman.

Charmaine enjoys directing flute choirs and playing the smallest (piccolo) to nearly the largest instruments (contrabass) of the flute families – she is the keeper of Karel the Contrabass flute, one of a handful of contrabasses across Canada. Charmaine is currently organist at McClure United Church, and pianist for Margaret’s Choir, the ‘Ladies’ Choir, and the Joie de Vivre Choir. She serves as a member of the board for the Music Professionals of Manitoba (Local 190), and is president of the RCCO Winnipeg Centre.