What do you love about music?
Like other art forms, it is engaging for both the creator and observer at such a level that it has so many benefits for the mind, body, and soul.
Who is your favorite artist?
Emmanuel Pahud, Alexander Scriabin, Yusef Lateef, Duke Ellington — it’s too difficult to pick just one.
What are your top 5 desert island albums?
Music for Wind Ensemble — Les Vents Français (2014)
Recado Novo — Luiz Bonfá
The Ellington Suites — Duke Ellington and his orchestra
Eastern Sounds — Yusef Lateef
Ravel — Yuja Wang
Do you play in a band or currently perform?
I play piano and flute in my church and have recently been collaborating with local jazz artists in Fort Wayne.
Esther Coplin has traveled around the globe playing the flute for international and local audiences. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she studied flute performance. She has performed in the Wind Youth Orchestra Project, the Domaine Forgét program, and the IPFW Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. These experiences broadened her understanding and appreciation both for music and for the lovely people who create it. Esther incorporates these elements into her teaching style, encouraging students to explore music’s many benefits for the mind, body, and soul.