In addition to serving as Principal Flute in the New Choral Society Orchestra, as a faculty member at Lehman College, Hoff-Barthelson Music School and the Hackley School and managing a busy private teaching schedule, Donna Elaine is a gifted recitalist whose recitals include illuminating commentary as well as multi-media performances.  For example, she performs a Divertissement by Kuhlau which is aurally pristine, but visually enhanced with a slide presentation of a cartoon melodrama.
She is also committed to uncovering little known treasures in the repertoire, including virtuoso pieces for piccolo (even turn-of-the-century works for D-flat piccolo!). Miss Elaine is a student of Julius Baker, Robert Stallman, Judith Mendenhall, Arthur Hoberman and Louise DiTullio and studied in France with Jean Pierre Rampal, Alain Marion, Andras Adorjan and Maxence Larrieu.