A native of California, flutist Laura Recendez serves as second flute with Anderson Symphony Orchestra, and Carmel Symphony. She serves as piccolo with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, but will hold the position of interim principal flute for the upcoming season. She is also the interim second flute with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
A passion for chamber music and education has led to many opportunities to perform with, and direct chamber ensembles. Her work with the Blackbird Music Project, a chamber music ensemble in the Los Angeles area that performs at local engagements and non-profit concerts as an educational outreach for young musicians, is a constant reminder of the importance of musical experience in the lives of young people. In Los Angeles, Recendez also served as the assistant director of the Sterling Flute Choir, which she co-founded with director Sandra Kipp. In Indianapolis, she is the founder/director of the Indy Winds Flute Choir, a 30 member flute orchestra of all ages and levels, and an active member of the Greater Indianapolis Flute Club.
As a teacher, Recendez maintains a private studio in Indianapolis focused on adult musicians looking to enrich their lives through continued pursuit and rediscovery of musical practice. Recendez and her partner, Nick Milan, currently run Chickadee Gardens, a non-profit urban farm in Indianapolis, as well as Roost Acrobatic Loft, their acrobatics training loft on the property.