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Faculty Bio

Kibler, Lea F

Applied Lecturer, Flute


Professor Lea Kibler teaches flute in the Department of Performing Arts. She received her Master of Music degree from the Yale University School of Music where she was a student of Thomas Nyfenger. She also studied extensively with the esteemed British flutist Geoffrey Gilbert and attended the International Summer School in Ramsgate, England, where she studied with William Bennett. Prof. Kibler has performed as member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra as principal flute. Active as a chamber musician, she has performed with such world famous artists as Szymon Goldberg, Richard Goode, Igor Kipnis and Thomas Nyfenger. Prof. Kibler has appeared at the Spoleto Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the American Dance Festival. She has performed with Ensemble 21 and was founding director/performer of the Florida Chamber Virtuosi. Prof. Kibler is an active arranger, clinician and solo performer, presenting numerous recitals and master classes. She taught at several colleges and universities in south Florida, including the New World School of the Arts and the Conservatory at Lynn University. She can be heard on the Florida Philharmonic’s recordings on the Harmonia Mundi and Naxos labels, as well as on recordings of Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan and other Latin artists.