Carol Hester is Professor of Flute at Luther College where she teaches applied flute. She holds the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in flute performance from the Florida State University and the Bachelor of Music degree in flute and piano performance from Samford University. Principal flutist of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Hester is a member of the Luther College faculty wind ensemble, the Talus Trio, and has also performed with the Oneota Winds, the Trio/Quartet Inégal, and the Northeast Iowa Chamber Winds.
Hester is currently an Andover Educator trainee working for licensure in Body Mapping. In support of this work, she is a recipient of an Anderson Faculty Sabbatical Award (Spring 2013) and a Tomson Fellowship Award (2013-14), and her ongoing interest in the physiological and neurophysiological basis of music pedagogy is reflected in her approach to teaching and performing. She is also author of the textbook, "Teaching the Flute—a Method of Instruction."