Trudy Kane, associate professor of flute, joined the faculty of the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2008 after 32 seasons as principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera. She received both a B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School. Kane is active in the commercial recording field and can be heard on the soundtracks of many film scores. She can also be heard and seen on many Met videos including Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, Peter Grimes, and three different La Bohème performances. Kane’s album, In the French Style, includes works by Fauré, Frank, and Gieseking. A number of her transcriptions for flute quartet have been published, as well as her transcription of the Fauré Sonata, cadenzas for Mozart’s Concerto in D Major, and flute ensemble arrangements of the second act of Puccini’s La Bohème, and Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride. Her articles appear regularly in Flute Talk magazine.
Since coming to the Frost School, Kane has been an active recitalist, performing around the country. In 2015 the Frost School of Music commissioned Ellen Zwillich’s Concerto Elegia (2015) that was premiered by Trudy Kane, Thomas Sleeper and the Frost Symphony Orchestra. She was privileged to perform it again at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego in August 2016.