Dorothy Bowers Wu relocated to Santa Fe after founding and directing the Woodwind Ensembles program for Youth Music Monterey from 2014-2107. A flutist by training, Dorothy uses coaching techniques that not only draw upon a twenty-year career of chamber music and orchestral performance, but additionally encourages and supports the development of musical literacy, ear-training, community outreach initiatives and team-based leadership skills in young musicians.
Dorothy was a fellow of the Verbier Festival Orchestra from 2007 through 2009, and a member of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in 2006. Through invitation of the Verbier Festival, she has performed as a chamber musician with Katia & Marielle LaBecque, Michael Collins, Sarah Chang and principal members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In past seasons, concert engagements have taken Dorothy on tour throughout France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Eastern Europe and Asia, to include debuts at major venues in Tokyo, Lyon, Zurich, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Turin), and New York City. She has been led under the batons of prominent conductors Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, Manfred Honeck, Sir Andrew Davis, Paavo Järvi, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos and Gianandrea Noseda, and as an orchestral flutist has appeared in-concert with luminary soloists including Martha Argerich, Bryn Terfel, Radu Lupu, Evgeny Kissin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Joshua Bell, Thomas Quasthoff and Hélène Grimaud.
Dorothy earned her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance at Manhattan School of Music. She was awarded the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, which allowed her to receive postgraduate training with master teachers at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse et Musique in Lyon, France.