Frederick Wilkins (1907-1968) studied with Anthony Linden in San Francisco and with Georges Barrère at the Juilliard Graduate School (1932-1936); his other teachers included Meredith Willson. He was solo flutist of the "Voice of Firestone" on radio and television, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, and the New York City Opera.
Mildred Hunt Wummer
Mildred Hunt Wummer studied flute with Georges Barrère and then with John Wummer, whom she married in 1942. She performed with the Adolph Busch Chamber Players, Bach Circle, and New Friends of Music, and was first flutist of the New York Sinfonietta, Brico Symphony, and New York Women's Symphony.
Milton Wittgenstein (1894-1963) began his career in the silk business but after the Depression followed other members of the family into music. He was the son of Hugo Wittgenstein, first flutist of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic (1878- 1887) and nephew of Oscar Wittgenstein, first flutist of Cappa's band; Oscar's son Victor was a prominent pianist in New York.
John Wummer (1899-1977) taught himself the flute from a Fred Lax tutor, and by the age of 15 was playing in a theater pit orchestra in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied with Julius Spindler in New York, then André Maquarre in Philadelphia, and got his first symphony experience playing with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Bethlehem Bach Festival.
Georges Barrère (1876-1944), founder of the New York Flute Club, studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Henry Altès and Paul Taffanel, graduating with the premier prix in 1895. While still a student, Barrère played first flute with the Folies-Bergére and at the Concerts de l'Opra.