An active freelance musician in the Baltimore area, Anita Thesen is a member of the Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Orchestra, and is a former member of the Lancaster Symphony. She has performed with many other ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Opera Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Bach Concert Series and the Moscow Ballet. Thesen received her Masters degree (M.M.) and Doctoral degree (D.M.A.) from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was awarded the Britten Johnson Memorial Flute Prize. She won first place in the National Flute Association Orchestral Competition, and was a prize winner in the Flute Society of Washington Young Artist Competition. In addition to teaching flute and chamber music at the Preparatory, Thesen teaches flute and music history full-time at Morgan State University. She has served as an adjudicator for the Flute Society of Washington, Maryland State Solo and Ensemble, Baltimore County Schools and the Music Teachers National Association. Her teachers included Robert Willoughby, Mark Sparks and Keith Underwood.