Lisa Jelle | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Dr. Lisa Jelle

    Professor of Music


    Conservatory Complex
    Room 119

    (614) 236-7112

    • Biography

      Dr. Lisa Jelle is currently professor of flute at Capital University's Conservatory of Music, where she teaches Applied Flute; Flute Literature; Woodwind Methods; Music Pedagogy; Introduction to Music through the Lives and Music of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. She also conducts the Flute Choir and coaches Flute Quartet and Woodwind Quintets.

      A flute performance artist, her premiere solo CD, Waltz into Madness was released in January 2012. It features new pieces and arrangements for chamber groups and solo flute, piccolo and alto flute in jazz-inspired, traditional and contemporary genres. Dr. Jelle had a part in the creation of all the pieces on the recording, either through commissioning/premiering each piece, or working with the composer/arranger to create the form of the piece as heard on this playlist. She may also be heard on the Capstone release Resonant Edges, performing Paul Osterfield's Jagged Edges on piccolo, with pianist Diane Frazer.

      An enthusiast for both the creation of new music and outstanding chamber ensemble collaboration, Dr. Jelle's passion is evident in her work with the Inspirare Duo (with Clarinetist Gail Lehto Zugger), the QuintEssential Winds (with Gail, oboist Steve Secan, hornist Kimberly McCann, and bassoonist Christopher Weait), and the Flying Colors Duo (with her late husband, jazz pianist/composer Mark Flugge). She has performed with other Woodwind Quintets in Hawaii (The Spring Winds), Texas (Wild Basin Winds), Colorado (founding flutist of the Quandary Quintet, Breckenridge Music Festival), and Indiana (Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet).

      Dr. Jelle won national auditions for and was a member of the Honolulu Symphony, the Fort Wayne (IN) Philharmonic, and the Austin Symphony. She is currently principal flute of the Ashland Symphony (OH) and the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony, and frequently performs with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared with the Alabama Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Charleston Symphony and the Maui Symphony, and was a member of the Breckenridge (CO) Music Festival Chamber Orchestra from 1989 through her retirement from the Festival in 2010.

      Dr. Jelle has performed in recitals and given masterclasses all over Ohio,and throughout the United States. She is an active member of the National Flute Association, and has given solo performances at the Annual Conventions in Albuquerque, New Mexico (2008) and Charlotte, North Carolina (2011). She has served as a judge for competitions in the NFA and the Central Ohio Flute Association.

      For more information, or to hear her music, please visit her personal website,

    • Degrees

      Bachelor of Music in Education, University of Northern Colorado (Greeley)
      Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, University of Northern Colorado (Greeley)
      Master of Music in Flute Performance, University of Texas at Austin
      Doctorate in Flute Performance, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas

    • Teaches

      Applied Flute
      Flute Literature
      Woodwind Methods
      Music Pedagogy
      Introduction to Music through the Lives and Music of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms