Margaret’s virtuosity on the flute earned her degrees in music performance from the Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Robert Willoughby and Arizona State University, the latter which she obtained through a full tuition merit scholarship. Her other influential individual who helped her reach her musical goals include her first flute teacher, Lana Noone; Flutist and composter Katherine Hoover with whom Margaret studied during high school; and George Rose and Jeanette Resnick, her music teachers who gave Margaret her foundation and encouragement in music.
Margaret is currently a member of the American Federation of Musicians local #14 and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and also has been a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy’s) as well as a member of the National Association of Record Professionals, The National Flute Association, and the Children’s Network. Her many awards and recognitions for her music include over ten years as a recipient of the ASCAP plus award, a finalist in the instrumental category in the West Coast Songwriter competition, A UNISONG award and a finalist in the Children’s Music category in the Prestigious International John Lennon competition for her song “I Can Be Anything” from her “Songs from SAFE through the arts” CD.
Margaret’s flute playing has appeared on over two dozen albums to date. Margaret’s fifth solo album, “Rainwater Runs Deep”, is scheduled to be released on her own Growing Azalea Music label on Friday, April 24th, 2020.
Margaret’s many international performances include an opera season as flutist and piccoloist with the Albany Symphony’s Shaker Mountain Opera Festival in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and five seasons with the Dance Brigade’s..