Alexa Still, associate professor of flute, joined the conservatory flute faculty in summer 2011. Known internationally for her many recordings and performances, Still’s teaching has also taken her around the world with master classes and guest residencies in the United States, as well as in England, Germany, Slovenia, Turkey, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, Korea, and others.
A native New Zealander, Still studied in New York with Samuel Baron and Thomas Nyfenger. Then, appointed principal flute of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the age of 23, she received a Churchill fellowship and a Fulbright award, used for further study in the United States. In 1998, she left the New Zealand Symphony in 1998 to become associate professor of flute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to her position at Oberlin, she was professor of flute and director of performance research at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia.
She has released 14 solo compact disc recordings, mostly on Koch International Classics. She is a former president of the National Flute Association and contributes articles to flute journals across the globe.