Mihoko Watanabe, a native of Japan, is Associate Professor of Flute and the chair of Entrepreneurial Music Certificate program at Ball State University. Prior to joining the School of Music, Dr. Watanabe taught at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the University of Windsor Canada Watanabe has won competitions sponsored by the Japan Flute Association and the National Flute Association, and has appeared in Japan, Israel, England, and Canada as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. She is the Principal Flute of Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She appears at National Flute Association Convention, British Flute Association, International Double Reed Society, and International Clarinet Association.Watanabe travels widely as a clinician, presenting masterclasses through out the United States, Canada, and Japan. Dr. Watanabe holds performance degrees from University of Michigan, Eastman School of Music, and Musashino Academia Musicae in Japan.