Geri Müller-Schuitemaker

Biography:

Geri Müller-Schuitemaker, born in the Netherlands, simultaneously attended Seminar Marienhöhe, graduating with a BA degree in Theology, and Die Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt/Germany, studying Flute Performance. She continued at the Richard Strauß Konservatorium in Munich/Germany, graduating with the degree ‘Staatlich anerkannte Flötenlehrerin,’ and later attended master classes with Michael Schneider, Mario Verbruggen, and others. In Michigan, she studied transverse flute with Wendy Willes.

As a member and flute soloist she performed with various orchestras such as the St. Joseph Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra in Michigan, and gave concerts and performances in churches in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. As founder of the ensemble Il Sesto Giorno she served as its flute soloist. 

Müller-Schuitemaker taught flute and recorder as well as music instruction in several parts of the world and opened her private music studio in Maryland. Master Classes were given at Andrews University, USA, where she also operated as Director of the Early Music Ensemble, and Spicer Adventist University, India. Directing flute, recorder, and mixed ensembles are highlights of her teaching career. Currently, she is directing the Baroque Consort of Washington Adventist University, where she has also taught Recorder and Music History.