Sandy Kipp Iles is a freelance flutist and music educator. She received a Bachelor of Music, cum laude and Master of Music with Distinction from California State University, Northridge. She began teaching private lessons in 1979 and has been on the Music Faculty of California State University, Northridge since 1997. Sandy has also taught at Pasadena City College, Moorpark College, Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Glendale Community College, Pepperdine University, and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. She is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society.
In addition to teaching Flute Performance at the university level, Sandy has also taught Music Appreciation, Entrepreneurship, Pedagogy, Theory, History, Chamber Music, and Wind Masterclass, and was an active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California for 15 years. She was the Associate Music Contractor for Peter Rotter Music Services, working in the motion picture and television recording industry. Sandy is the founder and director of the Sterling Flute Choir and the former conductor of the Discovery Players Flute Ensemble.
Sandy has performed throughout Asia, North and Central America and Europe. In Southern California she has performed with such orchestras as those listed below. Sandy performs with Sterling and Strings Chamber Music, the Sterling Flute Duo and was a member of the Nuance Ensemble, Artists-in-Residence at Moorpark College.
Sandy studied with Geraldine Rotella, Anne Zentner, and Jim Walker. She performed in intensive masterclasses with William Bennett, Geoffrey Gilbert, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Pierre Boulez, among other master teachers.
Sandy composes flute method and etude books, and arranges music for flute ensembles. She created the California Music Merit Program (CMMP) for dedicated flute students committed to achievement. She established and is the Event Coordinator for the annual CSUN Flute Fest and presents seminars on Professional Development. Sandy enjoys a tremendously varied freelance career, loves cats, and is married to Los Angeles trombonist, Alex Iles.
(Sandy Kipp Iles, flute; Olivia Tsui, violin; Bryan Pezzone, piano)
* Long Beach Symphony
* Los Angeles Master Chorale
* Opera Pacific
* Los Angeles Opera
* Pacific Symphony
* Opera in the Park ~ Palm Springs
* Moscow Ballet Orchestra
* Classical Mystery Tour ~ Beatles Orchestra
* Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
* Pasadena Symphony
* Glendale Symphony
* Da Capo Players
* Long Beach Chorale
* Orange County Women's Choral
* Burbank Philharmonic
* Riverside Philharmonic
* Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
* West Los Angeles Symphony
* Los Angeles Pops Orchestra
* Los Angeles Classical Ballet
* Ventura Symphony
* New West Symphony
* Inland Empire Symphony
* Sterling and Strings Ensembles
* Nuance Ensemble
* Three Tenors in Las Vegas
* Sterling Duo
“Sandy is unlike any teacher I have ever had. She finds so much joy in the success of her students and seeks to foster a training ground that can, and for many continues to, successfully translate into real-world application. Sandy’s love and compassion for music and the community shines through her willingness to donate so much time to make sure music is accessible to all."
Charlotte Betry, B.M., M.M. - Freelance Flutist, Faculty Los Angeles Pierce College,
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts – Adjunct Music Instructor