Lesley O'Donel

Photo of Lesley O'Donel, holding her flute

Adjunct, Music


Lesley O’Donel is instructor of Applied Flute at Saint Martin’s University, and teaches courses in Music Fundamentals, World Music, and Applied Flute at Centralia College. She earned her B.M. in Flute Performance from Central Washington University under the private instruction of Dr. Hal Ott, and completed her M.M. in Flute Performance at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA with instructor Robert Willoughby. She is a private instructor throughout the Centralia and Chehalis area communities, a solo and ensemble adjudicator in Western Washington, and an active performer in the Oregon East Symphony Northwest Wind Symphony, and on occasion, as a substitute flutist/piccoloist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. Her concerto performances have been with the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Reinecke’s Ballade), Northwest Wind Symphony (Chaminade’s Concertino), the Longy Chamber Orchestra (Martin’s Ballade for Flute and String Orchestra), and a Ferrell Scholarship chamber ensemble performance at CWU where she performed Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. Ms. O’Donel also enjoys walks on trails, taking snapshots of nature, and a hearty mug of coffee!