Trudy Kane

Assoc. Professor

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About Me


Trudy Kane joined the faculty of the Frost School in 2008 after 32 seasons as principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She received both her BM and MM from the Juilliard School. She is active in the commercial recording field and can be heard on the soundtracks of many film scores.  She can be heard and seen on many Met videos including Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, Peter Grimes and three different performances of La Boheme.

Since coming to the Frost School, Kane has been an active recitalist, performing and giving masterclasses around the country.  In 2015 the Frost School of Music commissioned Ellen Zwillich’s Concerto Elegia which was premiered by Trudy Kane, Thomas Sleeper and the Frost Symphony Orchestra. 

Kane has been active in commissioning new works - especially from the Frost faculty.  They include several for the flute ensemble including Thomas Sleeper’s Concerto for Flute and Flute Orchestra, Dorothy Hindman’s Mechanisms and Shelton G. Berg’s The Wind.

In addition to her own many solo performances, Kane has brought the Frost Flute Ensemble to perform at the Florida Flute Convention multiple times, the National Flute Convention, the New York Flute Fair and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

Kane is currently a Consulting Editor at Flute Talk magazine and in January 2018 joins the board of the Florida Flute Association.

Professor Kane loves working with her students and her favorite title is teacher.


Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience

Career Highlights

Every performance as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra was a highlight.  The opportunity to make music at a very high level on a regular basis was the experience of a lifetime.  As a member of one of the wold’s greatest orchestras Kane performed with the world’s greatest singers and conductors including Carlos Kleiber, Valery Gergiev and James Levine. 

Performing great works with the Frost Flute Ensemble at the New York Flute Fair and the Midwest Clinic.

Performance of the Zwillich Concerto Elegia at the 2016 National Flute Convention on the Saturday night Concerto concert.


  • Kane can be heard on dozens of film scores including The Untouchables, Beauty and the Beast (original), Fargo and many more.
  • She is the principal flutist for many of the Metropolitan Opera videos (see above).
  • Walton’s Facade with Tony Randall and Arthur Fiedler.
  • Trudy Kane’s solo CD In the French Style features works by Fauré, Franck and Gieseking.
  • The Frost Flute Ensemble  and Trudy Kane are featured on an album of Thomas Sleeper flute works.
  • The Frost Flute Ensemble and Trudy Kane’s performance at the Midwest Clinic in 
  • Chicago, 2016.
  • Concerto Elegia by Ellen Zwillich, Trudy Kane flute and the Frost Symphony Orchestra.



  • Transcriptions for flute quartet including: Carmen for Four, Gossec Tambourin, Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumble Bee, Dvorak Serenade and Strauss Final Trio from Der Rosenkavalier.
  • Transcriptions for Flute Ensemble include Puccini - La Boheme Act II, and Smetana Overture to the Bartered Bride.
  • Cadenzas to the Mozart Concerto for Flute in D Major.
  • Bach Arioso: edition with ornamentation.
  • Fauré Violin Sonata transcribed for flute and piano.

Written Word:

  • Several articles for Flute Talk Magazine including: That’s SO Difficult; The Importance of Always Doing One’s Best; Keeping Music Fresh.  Kane has been profiled twice in Flute Talk Magazine.
  • VIBRATO! - article for the second National Flute Association Pedagogy Book.

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