Wendy Webb Kumer graduated summa cum laude from Duquesne University with a major in Music Education then earned a masters degree in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been on the faculties of Carnegie Mellon, check Slippery Rock and Duquesne Universities, Mercyhurst College and most recently West Liberty State College teaching Flute, Music Theory, Ear Training, Woodwind Methods, and Flute Choir. Ms. Kumer is the founder and director of The Flute Academy, a full service music school for more than 70 flutists in classes, lessons and ensembles who perform throughout western Pennsylvania. She is an Artist/Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation, Music For All and Bands of America, former Secretary for The Marcel Moyse Society, Past President of the Pittsburgh Flute Club, and a guest artist at several universities. Her yearly performance schedule includes solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and regular church appearances. Wendy conducted the National High School Flute Choir at the 2002 NFA convention, served as Secretary for the NFA from 2003-05, served as Local Arrangements Chair for the 2006 NFA convention, and assisted the Program Chair for the 2007 NFA convention. She was named “Teacher of the Year” by PMTA in 2007. Now in her studio for her 35th year, she maintains that EVERY student is her FAVORITE one EVER!