Dr. Anita Thesen
Lecturer-Music History, Flute
An active freelance musician in the Baltimore area, Dr. Anita Thesen is a member of the Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Orchestra, and is a former member of the Lancaster Symphony. She has performed with many other ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Opera Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Bach Concert Series and the Moscow Ballet. Recent recordings include CD’s and DVD’s with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Morgan State University Choir. Dr. Thesen received her Masters degree (M.M.) and Doctoral degree (D.M.A.) from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was a music history graduate assistant and was awarded the Britten Johnson Memorial Flute Prize. She won first place in the National Flute Association Orchestral Competition, and was a prize winner in the Washington Flute Society Young Artist Competition. Her teachers include Robert Willoughby, Mark Sparks and Keith Underwood. She is a former faculty member of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA and has written several articles for Flute Talk magazine. Dr. Thesen joined the Morgan State faculty in 1999.