About the Author

Dr. Amanda Cook maintains a unique, versatile, and active career as a flutist, educator, editor, writer, and music critic. She currently serves as Lecturer of Music at West Virginia University and Instructor of Flute and Music Theory at The Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Additionally, she is the author of Between the Ledger Lines: a blog for the modern flutist; Associate Editor of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, a blog about new classical music, art, and technology; and Deputy Editor of The Flute View: a magazine for flutists, by flutists.

Dr. Cook holds degrees from West Virginia University (DMA Performance), Kent State University (MM Performance), and George Mason University (BM Performance), At West Virginia University, she held a Graduate Teaching Assistantship through the School of Music and completed two years as a graduate fellow as a recipient of the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship and the University Provost Fellowship for Continuing Studies. Her primary teachers include Nina Assimakopoulos, Diane McCloskey, and Judith Lapple.

Please visit Amanda’s personal website here.



  1. This blog is exactly the kind of flute repertoire page I’ve been searching for. I love that your writing seems to open up a conversation around each piece. I’m certainly looking forward to reading more from you. Thanks for sharing your work!


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