Erinn Frechette joined the Charlotte Symphony as Piccolo/Third Flute in June 2002. Previously she has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and the Sorg Opera Company Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has performed as Principal Flutist of the Ethos Chamber Orchestra and Queen City Virtuosi, with Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Suzuki and Friends Chamber Music Series, Fresh Ink, the Charlotte New Music Festival, Providence Chamber Music Series, and Friends of Music Series.
In addition to her orchestral duties, she maintains an active teaching schedule. Erinn is Adjunct Professor of Flute at Wingate University, and her reputation as an informative, engaging, and entertaining pedagogue has led to appearances as a Master Class Clinician and Recitalist at East Carolina University's Flute Symposium, the Eastern Iowa Flute Association’s High School Flute Day, the Raleigh Area Flute Association, the South Carolina Flute Society's Spring Flute Festival and Fall Seminar, The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, The University of South Carolina, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Pembroke, Frostburg State University, and Charleston Southern University. She served as acting Professor of Flute at The University of South Carolina during the Winter, 2016 semester.
Appearances include performances and discussion panels at the National Flute Association’s 2006, 2008, 2011, 2016, and 2017 Annual Conventions, Northwestern University's Tribute to Walfrid Kujala Concert, and the Florida Flute Association’s Annual Flute Fair and Convention. Erinn has also served as an adjudicator for the 2006 NFA High School Soloist Competition, the 2008 and 2011 NFA Orchestral Audition Competition, the 2016 NFA Piccolo Artist Competition, and the 2017 Piccolo Orchestral Audition Competition. Additionally, Erinn has served as Competition Coordinator for the National Flute Association Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition and as a board member and competition coordinator for the South Carolina Flute Society.
Erinn has been a prize winner in numerous competitions including first place in both the National Flute Association’s Young Artist and Piccolo Artist Competitions. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Dissertation: The Pedagogy of Walfrid Kujala: The American Flute School and its Roots in the French Flute School of the Late Nineteenth Century). Primary teachers include Walfrid Kujala, Jack Wellbaum, Bradley Garner, and Richard Graef.
Erinn is proud to perform on a Burkart Silver Flute (M2, Gold Riser Head/Mancke Grenadilla Head), a Brannen Brothers Cocus Wood and Keefe Grenadilla Wood Piccolos (Mancke Rosewood Head), and a Trevor James Alto Flute.
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