Donna Wilson has been active as a freelance performer since 1992 and as a teacher since 1996. She currently serves as Second Flute with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic orchestra and is Adjunct Professor of Flute at Indiana Wesleyan University. Donna is also currently the President of the Greater Indianapolis Flute Club, a group committed to connecting with the flute community and sharing the joy of flute music and performing. She occasionally performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has formerly performed with the Indianapolis Chamber Winds, Danville (Illinois) Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Chamber Singers Orchestra, and the United States Collegiate Wind Band’s European Tour, among other ensembles. She has also enjoyed performing for various occasions such as formal and charitable recitals. Donna has given masterclasses at Butler University and Morehead State University.
She earned a Master of Music in Performance with Distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England studying with Peter Lloyd and Laura Jellicoe. While in England, she played in charitable concerts for St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. She was featured as a soloist at the Pennine Spring Music Festival in Heptonstall, England in addition to performing in the music festival’s orchestral and recital events.
Donna earned a Bachelor of Science in Performance with Distinction at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she studied principally with Kathryn Lukas. While at Indiana University, she also had the opportunity to study for several weeks with Barbara Kallaur on baroque flute, Donald Peck, Thomas Robertello, and Kate Hill.
I am lucky to be the mother of three beautiful and talented children, and I play on a wonderful David Straubinger 10K gold flute with 14K head joint.