Jeanne Baxtresser is an American flutist. She was the principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic for 15 years. She is presently the Vira I. Heinz Professor of Flute at Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Baxtresser studied with Julius Baker at Juilliard. She won the position of first flutist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra when then-director Franz Paul Decker, impressed by her talent and impeccable playing, hired her.