Phone: (205) 726-2500
Office: Buchanan Hall 302
Education:B.M., Philadelphia College of Performing Arts
M.M., University of Cincinnati
Jeffrey Z. Flaniken (violin and music theory) has been a faculty member at Samford University since 1995. He is enjoying a multifaceted vocation as teacher, soloist, recitalist, orchestral player and chamber music performer. He began his performing career by winning a chair in the Louisville Orchestra at the age of seventeen. He has also played with the Alabama, Cincinnati and Atlanta orchestras; the Tanglewood and Aspen Festival orchestras; the Cincinnati Ballet and Opera orchestras; the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and many others. Locally, Flaniken has performed on the Birmingham Chamber Music Society Series, BAMA, Artburst, City Stages, the Festival of Arts and the Gerhart Chamber Music Festival. He studied with Dorothy Delay, Hyo Kang, Masao Kawasaki and Kurt Sassmansshaus at Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has also studied with Simon Fischer in London. He enjoys playing chamber music with his wife, Angela, and raising their three sons Ian, John and Jim. Tennis is his main hobby.