Playground Ensemble

Sonya Yeager-Meeks- flute

Sonya Yeager-Meeks began studying flute at age 11 in Denver, CO. In 2008 she received her Bachelors of Music degree at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. While attending DU she studied flute with Pamela Endsley and played principal flute with the Lamont Wind Ensemble and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her studies at Lamont, Sonya has also received lessons from flutists Koichi Itoh, William Bennett, Ian Clarke, Ruth Morley, Wissam Boustany, James Pellerite, and Marco Granados.

Sonya was the recipient of multiple awards from Lamont, including the 2007 Presser Scholar Award, 2008 Senior Recital of Distinction, 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Academic achievement, and the 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Performance.

Sonya has played with many local ensembles including the Denver Municipal Band, the Colorado Wind Ensemble, and the Littleton Symphony Orchestra. She currently teaches flute and courses in music for young children, is the co-music director at Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church, and enjoys working as a freelance flutist in and around Denver.