Annie Gnojek is in high demand as a freelance musician, flute educator and clinician in the Lawrence and Kansas City areas, where she manages a successful flute studio. In addition to her private teaching, she has presented master classes at several schools including Oklahoma State University, Fort Hays State University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Sacramento State University, University of Puerto Rico, and the University of Costa Rica.
Apart from her teaching career, Annie is also the flutist in the trio Allégresse along with Margaret Marco, oboe, and Ellen Sommer, piano. They perform numerous concerts through out the year both nationally and internationally including the world premiere performance of two new trios in Birmingham, England in July 2008, and the world premiere of pieces for flute, oboe, piano and bassoon in Tokyo, Japan in 2015. As the 2008 winners of the National Endowment for the Arts Masterpieces: Chamber Music Grant, her trio toured through Kansas performing all newly commissioned music. Their CD, Fresh Ink, features music commissioned by Allégresse and was released in January 2010.
Annie can be heard on the Allégresse recordings, Allégresse: Music for Flute, Oboe, and Piano (2009), Fresh Ink (2010), and (Mercury 2016). The trio’s most recent project, a work entitled Gorgeous Nothings, can be heard on the Navona recording of music written by composer Ingrid Stolzel. The recording, also entitled Gorgeous Nothings, is set to be released July of 2018. Annie has also performed the music of Brian Kip Haaheim on the soundtrack to the Showtime documentary film Fall From Grace and is the principal flutist on the 2006 Naxos Release of Redline Tango with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble.
In the summers, Annie is the flute instructor at The University of Kansas Mid-Western Music Camp and the Forth Hay State University High Plains Band Camp. She performs frequently on Kansas Public Radio both with Allégresse and as a soloist. Annie is the principal flutist in the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra and holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in flute performance at the University of Kansas where she studied with John Boulton and David Fedele.
Annie teaches: (Thursday)