John Lane is a performer and private teacher of flute. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from Indiana University, where his principal teachers were Thomas Robertello and Jacques Zoon. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, he previously studied with Ruth Ann McClain. John’s final degree recital at Indiana earned the Performer’s Certificate – the School of Music’s highest non-degree honor. In 2003, John participated in the Sarasota Music Festival. In 2008, and again in 2010, he served as a recorded round judge for the National Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition, and as the coordinator for the same competition’s final round in 2009 at the New York City convention.
John has played principal flute as a substitute for the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, and for an orchestra in Monterrey, Mexico. He now performs regularly with Sinfonietta Nova, the Garden State Symphonic Band, The Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks, and as a freelancer. He has taught flute at Westminster Conservatory of Music since fall 2006.