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JOHN FLEMING

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JOHN K. FLEMING

John K. Fleming has lived in Austin, Texas since 1971 and is a product of the Austin Independent School District having gone to Andrews Elementary, Pearce Jr. High School and Reagan High School. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of The University of Texas Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band while studying flute under Prof. Karl F. Kraber in the School of Music.

Since 1992, John has worked extensively as a flute instructor, performer and clinician to students in music programs throughout the greater Austin and surrounding areas. He has facilitated leadership enrichment workshops relevant to band programs in the Austin, Pflugerville and Victoria Independent School Districts drawing from experiences as the first and only African American Drum Major of theUniversity of Texas Longhorn Band. He is co-founder of the Austin Summer Flute Camp and is a member of the Austin Flute Club. John has actively served in the community as a board member for Reading is FUNdamental, the KLRU Community Advisory Board and The University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band. John is the current Board Chair for the Leadership Enrichment Arts Program (LEAP – www.leapaustin.org) helping to mentor and inspire minority and under served youth in Central Texas through the arts.

John partnered with Dr. Maimy Fong in 2006 to establish Fleming & Fong – Music for All Occasions (www.flemingandfong.com) and continues to collaborate with other musicians and artists throughout the greater Austin community. John currently sings with the Celebration Singers as a member of Unity Church of Hills with recent appearances with Chorus Austin Vocal Consort and orchestra, The Austin Children’s Choir, St. Edward’s Masterwork’s Project and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. John is extremely blessed, grateful and thankful for the opportunity to share in the wonderful music and life journeys of Hedda Layne and Troy Warden. John’s life mantra is “Sharing the Gift of Music.”