Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award Nominee
Victoria Shoemaker received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from VanderCook College of Music (Chicago, Illinois), where she studied classical flute and piccolo performance with Kaye Clements and Mary-Christine Stingley. Her other flute instructors include Laurie Lau and Dr. Tim Lane, Professor of Flute at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Victoria also studied bamboo flute performance/flute making with Billy Miller of Windwood Flutes. Presently, she is studying antique and contemporary world flutes and improvisation with Grammy-nominated flutist, Peter Phippen.
Since graduating from VanderCook, Shoemaker has maintained an active performance schedule that has allowed her opportunities to travel, such as a trip to Winnipeg, MB, Canada for the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards with Native American Music Award Winning Artist Kelly Jackson.
Since the release of her debut album, "The Witching Hour" in 2016, Shoemaker has continued to maintain an active performing schedule, with performances at the 2016 and 2018 World Flute Society Convention, a lecture/performance with Peter Phippen at the VanderCook College of Music, and a trip to Milwaukee for the 2018 Indian Summer Festival where she performed with Native American Music Award Winning Artist Kelly Jackson and Wade Fernandez.
Shoemaker also maintains an active education schedule, teaching a variety of instruments to students of all ages at the Eau Claire Music School and general music grade 4K-8 at Thorp Catholic School in Thorp, WI.
Victoria Shoemaker received a WAMI People's Choice Award for Best Music Teacher in Northwest Wisconsin in 2021 after receiving nominations in 2018 and 2019.