Bethany Summersgill

Flute Teacher

Bethany Summersgill

SAA Member


Saint Paul, MN

Bethany Summersgill is a flutist and piccoloist based in the Twin Cities in Minnesota.  She performs regularly as an acting flutist and piccoloist of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra,  as associate principal flutist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute musician with the Minnesota Orchestra.  She previously played with the Chione Quintet, an active woodwind quintet based in the Twin Cities, and as principal flutist of the Winona Symphony and piccoloist of the La Crosse Symphony.  

She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in flute performance from University of Southern California and Northwestern University, respectively, and is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Minnesota.

Growing up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, some of Bethany’s earliest musical influences were Suzuki violin lessons as well as flute lessons with Christine Cleary and Helen Blackburn. She loves teaching students of all ages and levels, and she maintains both a private flute studio in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and a college flute studio at the University of St. Thomas. She previously taught at Winona State University. Bethany stays actively involved in the Twin Cities flute community. To help support local flute students and improve music education access, she co-created a scholarship program for flute students through Upper Midwest Flute Association. 

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