Lisa Goethe-McGinn

(available for flute instruction)

Chicago flutist, Lisa Goethe-McGinn has an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborative artist and improviser.  She has performed in numerous festivals and concert series’ throughout the U.S. and abroad.


Known as a versatile performer, Lisa is a much sought after chamber musician and performer of contemporary music.  She is co-founding member of Cherchez la Femme (a group dedicated to presenting music by women composers) and has worked as a soloist and ensemble member with new music/improvisation groups, Ensemble Noamnesia and MAVerick Ensemble.  She has given both U.S. and World premiere performances of many compositions and has worked directly with composers such as George Crumb, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Martirano, Yehuda Yannay and improvisors Jim O’Rourke, Gene Coleman, TV POW, Chao-Ming Tung, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Otomo Yoshihide.


Her first feature CD, Uncommon Voices on Vienna Modern Masters, was released in 2008 includes works by American composers.


Lisa received her degrees from the University of Illinois and Millikin University and has studied with Alexander Murray, Mary Karen Clardy and Mary Ellen Poole.  Masterclass participation and additional studies include Robert Dick, Walfrid Kujala, Patricia Spencer, Camilla Hoitenga and Anne LaBerge.


Lisa is on the faculty of Columbia College Chicago, Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College and Chicago Center for Music Education, as well as maintaining her home studio.  She lives in the western suburbs with her husband, two children and pug, Harley.



For flute instruction, call Lisa at (708)-227-1350                     


For more information, visit her website:

Karin Ursin

Karen Ursin was born and raised in the Chicago area. She is a former member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, and Syracuse Symphony. She is a graduate of Northwestern University where she studied with the legendary Wlfrid Kujala. She pursued post graduate studies with Trevor Wye at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. Karin currently teaches privately in her home studio and performs with many of the top musical groups in Chicago, including the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and the pit orchestra for the Joffrey Ballet.