Jayn Rosenfeld, flute teacher, chamber music specialist, and champion of contemporary music, has advanced the technique and interpretation of flute playing for the present generation, and been a major stimulus for developing new repertory for flute and for small ensemble. With The New York New Music Ensemble, she has commissioned, performed and recorded many significant 20th and now 21st century works. Her many recordings include concerti by Domenico Cimarosa, Dinos Constantinides, Rand Steiger and Leo Kraft, solo works by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Leon Kirchner, John Anthony Lennon, Robert Erickson and David Froom, more than sixty works of contemporary chamber music, many with The New York New Music Ensemble, and a recording of the flute chamber music of Albert Roussel (Centaur).
Ms. Rosenfeld was the flutist and executive director of The New York New Music Ensemble for over thirty years and was the first flutist of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra for the same period. A graduate of Radcliffe College and the Manhattan School of Music, her teachers were James Pappoutsakis, William Kincaid and Marcel Moyse. She was first flutist in the American Symphony Orchestra when it was conducted by Leopold Stokowski and won a National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Grant in 1986. Currently, she plays with the Orchestra of the League of Composers, the Richardson Players at Princeton University, the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, and the Manchester (VT) Music Festival, while concentrating on teaching, coaching, and master classes. Ms. Rosenfeld teaches flute and coaches ensembles at Princeton University, and at Greenwich House, NYC, where she gives a flute workshop for amateurs.