John Lane is a performer and private teacher of flute. He has lived in central New Jersey since 2002 with his wife Christianne. He earned his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees in music performance from Indiana University, where his principal teachers were Thomas Robertello and Jacques Zoon.
Originally from Memphis, TN, he previously studied with Ruth Ann McClain. John’s final degree recital at Indiana earned the Performer’s Certificate, the School of Music’s highest non-degree honor. In 2003, John participated in the Sarasota Music Festival and received the rare honor of being selected to perform four times during the three-week event. In 2008 and again in 2010, he served as a recorded round judge for the National Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition, and he served as the coordinator for the same competition’s final round in 2009 at the New York City convention.
John has played principal flute as a substitute for the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, and for another orchestra in Monterrey, Mexico. He now performs regularly with Sinfonietta Nova, the Garden State Symphonic Band, and The Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks, and as a freelancer.
As a teacher, John maintains a private studio at his home in Hamilton, NJ. He also teaches at the Princeton Academy extension of Westminster Conservatory, Music and Arts, The Lawrenceville School, and The Hun School. His students have achieved frequent success at the regional and state levels and at the national level with The National Flute Association’s High School Flute Choir.