Adrienne's background in music started as toddler crawling around her mother's feet as she practiced Beethoven. Though active in her church as a pianist and singer, where her mother was Ministress of Music, she eventually discovered her love for the flute. Her musical journey on the instrument has taken her across the United States and to Europe. She currently champions music influenced by artists of color and works to expose audiences to these not as well known composers.
A socially conscious artist, Adrienne strives to use her voice to help others find theirs. Through educational programming and concert series offered by Castle of our Skins (COOS), she works to celebrate and promote the African diaspora in the western classical tradition.
With saxophonist Seychelle Dunn, they have shared the legacy of negro spirituals through Spirituals for Wind Duo, an arrangement by composer Anthony Green. Adrienne looks forward to exploring their instrumentation in the traditions of Art Songs, particularly those by women composers.
A dedicated educator, Adrienne teaches privately - flute and piano - to students of diverse musical backgrounds and ages. There is no greater joy to her than to simultaneously foster a life long love of learning and appreciation for music.
"Art is what remains of our dreams, fulfilled or unfulfilled, when we wake. My purpose is to serve as its outlet."
Photographer: Alex Winter