Student Focus: Lexi Roelke

April 1, 2021

Name: Lexi Roelke

Major: Flute Performance

Hometown: Eagan, Minnesota

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2021

What are you involved with here at ISU and beyond? Wind Ensemble, Wind Quintet, and Flute Ensemble

What pieces are you working on right now? Sonata by Jindrich Feld, In Ireland by Hamilton Harty, and Sicilienne et Burlesque by Alfredo Casella

What are you doing/looking forward to this semester? I am currently working up as many small chamber pieces as I can so I can have performances with all of my friends before I graduate.

What is your favorite thing about your experiences at Iowa State? My favorite experiences at Iowa State have been playing at Carnegie Hall and playing with the Air Force Band.

Why did you choose the Dept. of Music and Theatre at ISU? I had a private lesson with Dr. Sonja Giles and knew I had to come study with her.

What are you interests beyond music and theatre? I enjoy hiking and camping.

What are your plans after graduation? I will be attending grad school this fall to get my masters in Flute Performance.

Any words of wisdom for prospective students? I would recommend getting involved with as many groups as possible. They all offer different opportunities for growth. 

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