Biography

Jacqueline Wright holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan (2010) and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Florida (2006), as well as Bachelors of Music degrees in Flute Performance and Music Education from the University of Rhode Island (2004), all summa cum laude. Her teachers have included Jeffery Zook, Sharon Sparrow, Amy Porter, Kristen Smith Stoner and Susan Thomas.

She has performed and conducted in national and international venues, including multiple National Flute Association Annual Conferences (in the capacities of performer, conductor and panelist), the Burgos (Spain) Chamber Music Festival and London Conducting Workshop. Jacqueline has been a Guest Artist at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) and the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada), teaching masterclasses and performing recitals. In 2012, she served as the Workshop Director for the inaugural year of the Avanti Summer MusicFest (www.avantisummermusicfest.org), an initiative by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc., The Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Save Our Symphony. This week-long intensive workshop for young musicians of the metro-Detroit area featured performances and coaching by DSO musicians and culminated in a performance at Detroit's historic Orchestra Hall.

Jacqueline has performed in the summer flute schools of William Bennett and Trevor Wye and in masterclasses for flutists such as Denis Bouriakov, Alberto Almarza, Conor Nelson and Susan Milan. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the Presser Scholarship while at the University of Rhode Island and the Outstanding Graduate Student award while at the University of Florida. She was also the winner of the University of Rhode Island's Concerto Competition in 2004. She served as the Director of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association's Flute Ensemble from 2007-2012, acting as a board member for the organization during that time as well. During their Fall 2012 season, Jacqueline served as the Director for the Rochester Flute Association's Flute Ensembles and presented a flute choir reading session as part of the association's annual Flute Festival. She also acted as an adjudicator for the RFA's mock NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) auditions in January 2013.

Currently living in Glenmont, NY (Bethlehem), Jacqueline is an active performer and teacher throughout the Capital Region. She is the principal flutist of the Capital Region Wind Ensemble and performs with a number of area ensembles, including the Glens Falls Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, the Troy Children's Chorus, Burnt Hill Oratorio Society, and Jubilate Singers of Delmar, NY. She can be heard regularly throughout the region performing with the All Seasons Ensemble, as well as with guitarist Paul James Quigley. Jacqueline often coaches students and ensembles for the Empire State Youth Orchestras including their Chamber Winds and Brass sessions, and serves as the flute and intermediate string ensemble coach for the program's El Sistema inspired program, CHIME. Jacqueline is currently available for private lessons to flute students of all levels at her home in Glenmont as well as in Niskayuna. 


photo of Jacqueline Wright