Carol Hester is professor of flute at Luther College where she teaches applied flute and the flute portion of Woodwind Techniques. She has degrees from the Florida State University (MM, DM, flute performance) and from Samford University (BM, flute and piano performance). In addition to serving as principal flutist of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, she is also a member of the Luther College faculty wind ensemble, the Talus Trio (flute, clarinet, and oboe) and the Luther College Flute/Harp Duo. She has also performed with the Trio/Quartet Inégal (flute, oboe, clarinet, and piano), the Northeast Iowa Chamber winds (woodwind quintet), and the Hester Duo/Trio (flute, guitar, and mandolin).
Hester serves as pianist and director of music at her church and is also the author of the textbook, "Teaching the Flute—a Method of Instruction."