Piccoloist and Flutist Erica Peel to hold public performance on Jan. 28

COOKEVILLE – Piccoloist and flutist Erica Peel will hold a public performance on Friday, Jan. 28, in Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. She will also serve as one of the guest artists on Saturday, Jan. 29, for Tech’s annual Flute Day. 

Piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2017, Peel enjoys an exciting career as an orchestral and chamber musician, soloist and teacher. She joined the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in 2019, where she succeeded Laurie Sokoloff in leading what is the only graduate program in the country to offer a graduate performance diploma and master of music in piccolo performance. 

Peel began her orchestral career at the age of 21 as principal flute of the Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. She went on to hold positions with the Honolulu Symphony, Omaha Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and has most notably performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and Houston Symphony. 

She has been a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Independence Sinfonia, the Amerita Chamber players and the Poconos Youth Orchestra. An active chamber musician, she has performed with the Omaha Chamber Music Society, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Art of Elan. 

A sought-after clinician, Peel is an auxiliary teacher for The Juilliard School and has been a guest artist for the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, Music School of Delaware’s FluteFest, San Diego Flute Guild and Los Angeles Flute Guild among others. She is on faculty with Carnegie Hall’s NYO-USA, NYSSSA’s School of Orchestral Studies and the Luzerne Music Center. 

Peel’s primary studies were with Jill Felber, Christine Nield-Capote at the University of Miami, and MaryAnn Archer, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She performs on a Muramastu flute with McKenna headjoint and a Hammig piccolo with a Mancke head joint.

Center Stage events are paid by student fees and open to the public with priority seating given to students. Many guests provide additional educational opportunities for students through workshops or master classes during their residencies. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Email or call Liz Kassera, Center Stage Coordinator, for more information. lkassera@tentech.edu or (931) 372-3637.

For more information on Flute Day, contact Mary Matthews: mmatthews@tntech.edu or for registration information visit https://www.tntech.edu/fine-arts/music/studios/flute/flute-day-registration.php.

Wattenbarger Auditorium is located in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville.

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