Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Dr. Robin Fellows
1949-2015

Robin Fellows was Professor of Music at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he performed in the Whitewater Wind Quintet and was director of the Whitewater Flute Camp.  He was also the principal flutist of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, second flute and piccoloist of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, principal flutist of the Bel Canto Chamber Orchestra and Chorus (Milwaukee), and each summer the principal flutist of the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra.  Dr. Fellows performed with the Madison, Knoxville and Nashville Symphony Orchestras.  He performed concertos as a soloist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Knoxville Chamber Orchestra, and the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Fellows taught at Tennessee Technological University, Northwestern University, and Connecticut College.  He performed at six National Flute Association conventions, judged in many NFA competitions, and participated in and chaired several NFA panels.  He presented masterclasses and recitals at the University of Arkansas, Northwestern University, De Paul University, Miami University, Eastern Michigan University, Western Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Dr. Fellows earned an MM degree from Northwestern University.  His teachers included Walfrid Kujala, Maurice Sharp, and Joseph Mariano.  He published articles in The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk, and recorded for Marc Records and Audio for the Arts.  His most recently released CD entitled “20th Century Music For Flutee” on the Stoic label received an excellent review in Flute Talk Magazine.