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Hudson Valley Flute Ensemble

The Hudson Valley Flute Ensemble is a newly formed group of flutists who reside and perform in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.  Our members  represent flute sections from the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra.



Kirsten Economy

. . . has a BM from Eastman and a MM from the New England Conservatory.  She was a fellow at Tanglewood and the National Orchestral Institute, and has performed with The New World Symphony.  Kirsten currently plays with the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra and other local groups.

Marcia Gates

. . . is principal flutist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.  She studied music at Eastman and Ithaca College.  Marcia is a member of the Pone Ensemble for New Music and the Hudson Valley BachFest.  She is recorded on Soundspells and Parnassus labels, as well as a CD of music for flute and harp entitled "Angel's Serenade".  Marcia was selected by the renowned flutist Julius Baker as a soloist and first prize winner in his master classes.

Connie Kessel

. . . earned a BM in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a MM in Flute Performance from Western Michigan University.  She is principal flutist of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, is an active free-lance flutist and private flute teacher.  Connie also enjoys serving as a conductor of the Rhinebeck Legion Band and as a Woodwind Adjudicator for NYSSMA.

Lynn Peck

. . . is a graduate of West Chester University with a BS in Music Education, and of Ithaca College with a MS in Music Education.  She studied with Emily Swartley, Georgetta Maiolo, John Solum, and Gary Schocker.  Lynn teaches elementary music in upstate NY, and also maintains a busy private flute studio.  She is a Woodwind Adjudicator for NYSSMA and enjoys performing with the Rhinebeck Legion Band and Ars Choralis.

Marisa Tigue Trees

. . . holds a BM in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, and a MS in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University.  Her teachers include John Wion, Patricia Spencer, Keith Underwood and Gary Schocker.  Marisa is principal flutist of the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra, and teaches music in upstate NY.