Ms. Helen-Jean Talbott


Contact Information

[email protected]


Bowie, Maryland

Early Music Skills & Interests

Flute, Hurdy-gurdy, Recorder

Early Music Affiliations

Composer, Performer


Helen-Jean Talbott started playing recorders and flutes at age 8 and never stopped.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy.  After lengthy careers as a scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Director of Credit Policy MIS for a major financial company, she pursued music full time, earning her Master of Music degree in recorder performance at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in 2009.  The Washington Flute Society selected her flute and guitar composition Canzona for the 2004 Flute Fair composers’ concert, and in 2013 she won the Recorder Orchestra category for the ARS is 75! Composition Competition held by the American Recorder Society.  Her flute and piano music is published by Falls House Press, and her recorder music is published by Peacock Press.  In addition to composing music, she performs medieval and renaissance music with Consort Anon.  Her performance venues include Amherst Early Music and the Maryland Renaissance Festival.  Helen-Jean also performs music for worship services and concerts at  St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Bowie, Maryland. For information on compositions and performances please visit


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