Originally from Russell, Manitoba, Charmaine is a classically trained flutist and pianist, and studied music at the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, and The Glenn Gould School of Music. She plays with the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble, directs the Wind Chamber Flute Orchestra, and plays in her own chamber series which includes her two woodwind quintets, the Canadian Bacon and Hurrycane Wind Quintet.
Charmaine teaches at her home studio in Silver Heights, Winnipeg MB. She coaches flute sections for local honour bands and schools, adjudicates for festivals and scholarship auditions, and enjoys providing online masterclasses for schools around the province. Charmaine’s students have participated in the Syrinx Flute Festival, the Manitoba Band Association’s festivals, Winnipeg Music Festival, and International Music Camp.