Office: York House
T: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
R: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Comments: Other times available by appointment
Lana Behrens graduated from Millersville University where she received a degree in Performance/Pedagogy. She is presently doing graduate work at the University of Maryland in flute performance. While attending Millersville University she became the first undergraduate student in the history of the National Flue Association to successfully audition two years in a row to perform with the Professional Flute Choir at the national conventions in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Washington D.C.
In addition to being the first flutist of the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band and the Lancaster City Concert Band, Mrs. Behrens has performed with the National touring companies of Beauty and the Beast, The King and I featuring Sandy Duncan, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber featuring Sarah Brightman, and Doctor Dolittle. She has also performed with the well known jazz singer Al Jarreau and such noted conductors as Edward G. Robinson, Jr., director of the Broadway Production of Miss Saigon and Jerold Otley, director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In the central Pennsylvania area Mrs. Behrens has performed as first flutist with a variety of vocal groups including the Harrisburg Singers, the Susquehanna Chorale, the Lancaster Opera Company, the Harrisburg Opera Company the Carlisle Cantata Singers and Jubilate.
In addition to performing, Mrs. Behrens has had a number of works published for Flute Ensemble by the Falls House Press. Her primary teachers have been Robert Helfrich, principal flutist of the Allentown Band, Joel Behrens, Professor of Flute at Millersville University, and William Montgomery, Professor of Flute at the University of Maryland. She has also studied with the eminent flutist, Jean Pierre Rampal and with Bernard Goldberg, principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Currently Mrs. Behrens is the flute instructor at the Lancaster Conservatory of Music and maintains an active teaching studio in Susquehanna Township. Lana Behrens is a performing member of the Wednesday Club of Harrisburg and is listed in the 2001 edition of Who’s Who of International Musicians.