Conservatory trained throughout my youth on both flute and piano, I retired in my twenties from playing flute on stage, and, other than teaching a few students privately, I didn’t play seriously for years. In fact, I didn’t play again until my husband, Forrest W. Lineberry, asked me to perform with him.
Here are Forrest and I in our first attempt at video recording, playing Goodbye Brick in the Wall, a seque of Pink Floyd’s Goodbye Blue Sky / Another Brick in the Wall Part II arranged by Forrest for plugged-in acoustic guitar and overdriven flute. Our second video attempt is the other video presented here, which is the Kansas piece, Carry On Wayward Son, also arranged by Forrest for switched-on acoustic guitar and electrified flute. The third video was done as a tribute to Chris Cornell of Sound Garden fame after his untimely death this year.
(The dog in our Goodbye Brick in the Wall video is Laddie, whom I have pictured elsewhere on this site.
The cats you catch a glimpse of here and there are one or the other of our furballs, specifically asthmatic Alecia at the end.)
My husband Forrest’s arrangement of Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell for electrified flute and guitar.
Read more about Dawn playing music:
- My Morning Funny: flute practice, the merely talented vs the virtuoso
- When the POG2 and the Digitech Throw Tantrums
- The Upbeat Man and the Downbeat Woman
- Latest Audio Release – Hold Your Head Up
- An Epic Session Despite Residual Effects
- A Monday Spent in Recovery
- Playing Tull’s Living in the Past
- Yes, We Might, But I’ve Got Red Light Fright
- The Mix-Down Session
- White Bread
- With Laughter…at Myself!
Instruments & Gear
She uses an AKG C555L headset microphone, usually plugged in with a MPAVL Micro Mic Phantom Adapter for 9-52 Volt, also from AKG, rather than with the wireless transceiver, unless they’re playing out somewhere.
For headphones, it’s the Forrest-recommended Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone.
Dawn started playing piano at age eight, flute at age eleven.
At age thirteen, she was playing first chair flute in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and also was picked to attend the Summer Music Institute at Western Illinois University.
Also at age thirteen, she was invited to train under scholarship in both piano and flute at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL, where she was privileged to private tutelage under the conservatory’s premier instructors in both flute and in piano.
Subsequently, studying for years under Richard Hahn, the top world-ranked flutist, second only to Rampal, she was invited to play in Europe. She was also selected to sit in on a two-week stint of improv- sessions with Carlos Santana and his group.
Dawn’s played with small and medium-sized symphonies in New York and elsewhere, as well as playing in chamber groups that featured the first chair string, woodwind, and horn players from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Philharmonic, and other notable symphonies. She was soloist at two Bach Festivals with top harpsichordists, played with a much-revered concert pianist, and was invited to play at a World Expo. She also performed with several summer groups that toured, including both woodwind and woodwind/horn ensembles, quartets, quintets, and chamber orchestras.
Throughout, Dawn taught select students, passing on the extraordinary Richard Hahn’s techniques and knowledge.
Dawn performs exclusively with her husband, Forrest, now, playing amplified, digitally-enhanced, electrified flute, often in styles that challenge her traditionally-trained boundaries.