Dr. Valerie Watts – principal flute with the OKCPHIL, is also professor of flute at University of Oklahoma.  “I have been with the OKC Philharmonic since its inception in 1988” says Watts.  “I am so proud of how Founder and Music Director Emeritus Joel Levine, the musicians, and the community rebuilt this wonderful orchestra after a challenging time in Oklahoma City history. Anything is possible if we work together.”  In her spare time Valerie enjoys reading and ballroom dancing “…especially the salsa with my husband.”

What do you like most about OKC? Not shoveling snow! (I grew up in Rochester, NY). The spring and autumn seasons are glorious here and I love the open spaces.