About the Silver Winds Flute Quartet
The Silver Winds Flute Quartet is a professional flute ensemble, formed in 2002 by four talented flutists in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Their love of music brought them together to perform quartet music written for various combinations of C flute, piccolo, alto flute and bass flute. They have performed regularly as a group for a variety of occasions including weddings, receptions, anniversary parties, holiday parties, corporate events and community gatherings; and in a variety of venues including corporate offices, churches, art galleries, malls, and retirement communities. The Silver Winds Flute Quartet is dedicated to providing the best variety and quality flute ensemble music in the area.
Kirstin Carlson is a band director at Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo, ND, and a private flute teacher. As well as playing with the Silver Winds Flute Quartet, she performs with the Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead and is an active freelance performer. Kirstin has played with the Grand Forks Symphony, the Lake Agassiz Concert Band, the Trollwood Performing Arts School as a woodwind mentor/performer, and the Gooseberry Park Players as the pit manager/performer. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she was a member of the Concordia Concert Band and Concordia College Orchestra, and has also earned a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Kirstin and her husband are the owners of TAK Music Venue in Dilworth. She lives in Moorhead and adores spending time with her husband, two sons and English Setter.
Deb has been a member of the Silver Winds Flute Quartet since its inception in 2002. She is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she was a member of the Concordia College Band and Concordia College Woodwind Quintet. Her other musical interests include playing in the Lake Agassiz Concert Band and participating in worship ministry at her church. Deb is happily retired after working many years as a litigation paralegal in a private law firm. Deb lives in Fargo, ND with her husband, son and two beagles.
Recently retired, Peggy taught flute and coached chamber music ensembles at Valley City State University in North Dakota and at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She currently teaches in her private flute studio and enjoys working with students of all ages. Along with the Silver Winds Flute Quartet, Peggy performs with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Fargo-Moorhead Opera and Lake Agassiz Concert Band. She also directs the St. John's Lutheran Recorder Ensemble. Peggy holds degrees from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, Clarke College, and Minnesota State University - Moorhead. She lives in Fargo and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and skiing in the area. Peggy and her husband love to travel, and their favorite visits are to see their three grown children and grandchildren.
Erika has performed in numerous music ensembles in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, and taught private and group flute lessons for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she studied music and studio art. One of her favorite projects has been performing on the indie rock album White Darkness by her long-time musician friend Aleka. Erika has played flute and piccolo with music ensembles throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area, including the F-M Symphony, Lake Agassiz Concert Band, the pit orchestra for FMCT and the Straw Hat Players, and in the F-M Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. Along with the Silver Winds, she plays in Sølvtre, a flute, violin and trombone trio. Erika lives in Moorhead with her husband and daughter, and is the Development Director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra.