Stetson University

Jean West

Professor of Music, Flute

Jean West, D.M.A., is professor of flute at the Stetson University School of Music. She teaches studio flute, coaches chamber music, directs the Stetson University Flute Orchestra and is an active academic advisor and representative of the School of Music in various university governance settings. Her association with the Stetson University School of Music began in 1985 when she founded the Stetson University Community School of Music, which she directed until 1992. She has previously taught music history courses and most recently served the university as dean (2007 to 2013) and associate dean (2004 to 2007) of the School of Music.

West is active as a solo and chamber player within the university setting and beyond, including flutist with the faculty wind quintet and wind trio, whose album, Tres Vientos, was supported by a Stetson University professional development grant. She has been actively involved in the Florida Flute Association since 1985, twice serving as FFA president and board chair. As a member of the National Flute Association, West has performed at national conventions and served as an audition and competition adjudicator on several occasions. West was associated with Michigan's Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp 1995-2003, teaching and playing flute in the Festival Band and Orchestra, and twice touring in France, Germany and Italy as group leader with the Blue Lake International Jazz Ensemble directed by her husband George.

West holds a bachelor of music education degree from James Madison University, and a master of arts in music history and doctor of musical arts in flute performance from The Ohio State University. She has taught at California State University Sacramento and Heidelberg College in Ohio, and has been principal flutist with the Baton Rouge Symphony and Opera Orchestra.


  • D.M.A., flute performance, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., music history, The Ohio State University
  • B.M.Ed., James Madison University

Course Topics

  • Music as a Profession


  • Tres Vientos, CD, 2000

Jean West

Faculty Expert

  • Arts Advocary
  • Flute

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