Harmony (1956) by the Mexican painter Remedios Varos (1908 - 1963.)

Harmony (1956) by the Mexican painter Remedios Varos (1908 - 1963.)

Paper Route Press

bringing important, one-of-a-kind

publications to flute players, musicians, and music aficionados.



I established Paper Route Press in 2016 following a year-long sabbatical during which I wrote, “Flute Playing and the Art of Doing Less Volumes I & II.” Additional Paper Route Press publications include a workbook on Interpretation and Expression, scholarly editions of Mozart’s Concerto in D Major and J. S. Bach’s Partita in G Minor, transcriptions of four of J.S. Bach’s Obbligatto Sonatas, guillaume Dufay’s Misse “s’e la face ay pale”, Elgar’s La Capricieuse, a previously unpublished violin sonata by the Brazilian Composer Henrique Oswald (late romantic period,) and a set of “Seven Rhythmic studies” for two flutes by tim lane. Future publications will include flute-centered works by the Cleveland-based composer, Larry Baker. While Paper Route Press publications are most relevant for flute players, they also have performance and pedagogical value for all musicians and music aficionados.



I am currently semi-retired, having taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1989. Prior to that I was a faculty member at Eastern Illinois University, the Interlochen Arts Camp, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department. I have held positions in the Orquestra Sinfonica de Veracruz, Mexico, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. In addition, I am currently the principal flute player with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra (a semi-professional orchestra.) I have presented many, many recitals over the years in local, regional, national and international settings and I have commissioned numerous compositions by different composers including compositions by Allan Segall, Ivar Lunde Jr., and Larry Baker. I recorded a solo cd for Zuma records titled “Shards of Glass,” and I have recorded with Ciosoni (a new music/jazz trio), The wisconsin woodwind quintet, reconnaissance (a cleveland based new music group), the cleveland orchestra, and the eau claire chamber orchestra.

schooling included four years of high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, a Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and graduate degrees (Masters and Doctorate) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a high school student I studied the flute with Jacqueline Hofto and Maurice Sharp with whom I also studied with as an undergraduate student. In addition, I studied the flute with Harold Bennett, Alexander Murray, and Claude Monteux during my years in college.

Throughout my adult life I have been a practitioner of both the Alexander Technique and of yoga (the B. K. S. Iyengar approach). While I initially undertook these disciplines in support my flute playing, their scope has long since met and surpassed my original goals.

On a more personal note, since graduating from high school I have worked and continue to work as a carpenter and painter, I am married and I have three adult children. My wife, Dr. Gretchen Peters, is a musicologist here at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and she is currently serving as the chair of the Department of Music and Theater Arts.