is Adjunct Flute Professor at Old Dominion
University and Chair of the Instrumental Music at The Governor's
School for the Arts where she has taught music theory and flute
since the school's inception. She founded the GSA Flute Choir in
1989 and was Director of the Hampton Roads Flute Choir from 1997
- 2002. She has served as Coordinator of the Hampton Roads
Flute Faire for eight years, and performs with the Virginia
Symphony, the Virginia Arts Festival, Todd Rosenlieb Dance, and
The Commonwealth Trio.
In the summer
of 2006, Mrs. Watters received a Surdna Foundation Arts Teachers
Fellowship to study in Monterchi, Italy, with Ransom Wilson,
international flutist and conductor, and Professor of Flute at
Yale University. In 2007, representing Virginia, Ms. Watters
was named one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” in the
United States in the School Band and Orchestra Magazine.
was Principal Flute with the Tidewater Winds for twenty years
and Principal Flute with the San Jose (California) Symphony for
ten years. She was also Second Flute/Piccolo with the
Washington, D.C. Opera Orchestra and the Virginia Beach Pops.
She has recorded for the Smithsonian Institution, performed at
the 2001 National Flute Association Convention, and performed
with orchestras at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. Mrs.
Watters received her Bachelors and Masters with high honors in
flute performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Her
principal teachers are John Hicks, Paul Renzi, and summer
studies with Julius Baker. She is married to Jim Watters, and
has two grown children; Joanne, a nutritional epidemiologist,
and Chris, an art