AMERICA NORTH: USA: New York (NY)
Janelle is a 19 year old flute performance major born and raised in Warwick, New York. She began playing flute in her elementary band program in 4th grade. In middle school and high school, she participated in multiple years of All-County and the Hudson Valley Honors Youth Band Program. After beginning to take private lessons with Merryl Newler in 2016, she became the principal flutist of the 2017 Zone 9 Area All State Orchestra, a member of the 2017 New York All State Symphonic Band, and principal flutist of the Philadelphia International Music Festival's Gold Orchestra. She has played in multiple pit orchestras for local musicals around Orange County county, participated in multiple masterclasses including one hosted by Mark Gigliotti (co-principal bassoonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra), and was awarded a blue ribbon at the New York Flute Club's Young Musician Contest.
Currently, Janelle attends the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University in North Carolina as a flute performance major, studying with Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham. She has played flute and piccolo as the principal of her section in the Appalachian Symphony Band. She currently plans on graduating in the spring of 2022, and then continuing her education to receive her masters.
joined: 05/14/18 13:01:52