Originally from Maui Hawaii, Micah spent much of his musical life exploring various styles of performance. Micah has extensive experience as a freelance orchestral flutist including the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Wind Symphony, Oak Ridge Symphony and Symphony of the Mountains. Respected as a leader in advocating alternative teaching methods, Micah Layne is regarded as one of the talented young educators of his generation. He specializes in practice methods and training young flutists utilizing new technologies.
In 2009, Micah served as Assistant Music Director of the Oak Ridge Youth Symphony Orchestra in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Micah joined music director Rachel Grubb to foster a true musical outlet for the community. The goal of ORYSO is to enrich a players musical capabilities through enjoyable mediums - including two full orchestras, chamber music ensembles, a Summer Conservatory, a concerto competition, and many other opportunities. Young musicians will be able to interact with peers of similar interest and enhance their understanding of the musical world through participation in quality ensembles under the leadership of talented professional musicians. http://oryso.org/
Micah is the recipient of the 2009-2010 University of Tennessee concerto competition and second place in the 2010 Hampton Roads Flute Competition.
Micah has participated in master classes with some of the world’s leading flutists including Eva Amsler, Jeanne Baxtresser, William Bennett, Tadeu Coelho, Marco Granados, Amy Porter, Thomas Robertello, Jim Walker, and Laurel Zucker.
Micah Layne has studied with Dr. Shelley Binder at the University of Tennessee School of Music in Knoxville, Tennessee and with Dr. John Barcellona at California State University Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, California, and privately with Dr. Susan Stockhammer.