This performance is a collection of solo and duet pieces of flute repertoire that span across genres and time periods. We hope you enjoy the pieces we’ve selected and hope to keep you on your toes with the variety.
Trisha Craig, flutist
Flutist Trisha Craig specializes in 20th Century and contemporary repertoire, and performs in solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings throughout the region. She has been a featured soloist in the Macroom, Ireland, International Music Festival as well as several New England arts festivals. Her training includes the BM from Ithaca College and the MM in Flute Performance from Longy School of Music, where she studied with Robert Willoughby.
Trisha’s solo concerts are favorites among museums, art galleries, and other small venues. She is known for bringing the music and its time periods to life while engaging the audience in lively conversation.
Melissa McKay, flutist
Melissa McKay is from Monrovia, MD currently working out of Boston, MA and serving as a Marine Science Technician Second Class in the United States Coast Guard. She started her journey on the flute 17 years ago under the instruction of Linda Thompson, who she studied with for over six years. She later received her Bachelor of Music in Performance from Shepherd University under the tutelage of Anne Munro, as well as receiving a Masterclass with Jonathan Snowden. Recently she has begun taking lessons once again, studying with Trisha Craig at the Chagall Performance Art Studio in Salem, MA.
During her time at university, she played with the Shepherd University (SU) Wind Ensemble, SU Flute Ensemble, the Shepherd Preparatory Orchestra, and wind quintet. She also had the opportunity to perform in the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy in 2015. Since leaving university, she had the opportunity to perform with the U.S. Coast Guard Yorktown volunteer band which performed for military ceremonies on base as well as a local veteran’s nursing home in Virginia.