About: Anna Povich de Mayor
Why do you teach? For me being an educator is a natural outgrowth of being a performing artist. I am only who I am because of the teachers I have had along the way, and I feel it simply a necessity to give back. My favorite part of teaching is the personal exchange. Lessons are not just a technical regurgitation of methods, scales, and repertoire, but a deep and personal journey to discover one’s inner voice. Each student that crosses my path has different needs, and I try to meet them where they are at and tailor lessons to their desires, abilities, and goals.
Teaching Biography: Anna holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas (with Mary Karen Clardy) and both an M.M. and a D.M.A. in flute performance from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook where she studied with Carol Wincenc. At TBMS she teaches flute, coaches chamber music, and leads public school residencies. She has worked as teaching artist with the American Composers Orchestra/VIA's outreach programs, with Associated Solo Artists in the Adirondacks, and continues to work extensively as director of the program she and her husband Pablo Mayor run jointly called Cumbia for Kids.
Performance Biography: As classical and crossover flutist, Anna has performed extensively including at Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y. She was featured with both the Spokane String Quartet and Sweet Plantain String Quartet performing her popular all-Latin American program in Washington and New York. With the New York Harp Trio (Bridget Kibbey and Peter Bucknell) she toured Australia and with the New York Flute Quartet she won a Chamber Music America grant and was featured at an international peace festival in China. Anna has recorded three CDs with Pablo Mayor's renowned Colombian band the Folklore Urbano Orchestra, and toured all over the USA and Canada. She has been on the faculty of TBMS since 2003.