WISP Faculty – Flute; Anne Harrow is the Associate Professor of Flute and Piccolo at the Eastman School of Music. She has been active as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer in the United States and Europe and she was recently named an honorary Visiting Professor at Zhengzhou Normal University in Zhengzhou, China.
Before coming to Eastman, Ms. Harrow was Principal Flute with the Florida West Coast Symphony, Second Flute/Piccolo with the Savannah Symphony, and a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently Solo Flute and Piccolo of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the Adirondacks, where she is a frequent soloist.
Ms. Harrow has a passion for mentoring and teaching flute, piccolo and coaching chamber groups. At Eastman she teaches piccolo to the flute majors, with a focus on audition preparation. Her piccolo and flute students have won positions in orchestras throughout the U.S. (The entire flute/piccolo section of the U.S. Army Field Band is comprised of students from her piccolo studio.) As well, Ms. Harrow coordinates Eastman’s Woodwind Chamber Music program, where she administers the program and teaches chamber music seminars.
Recent National Flute Association publications include “Inspiring Musicality in Students” co-authored with Bonita Boyd, Professor of Flute at Eastman School of Music, and “A Celebration of Joseph Mariano at Eastman” (National Flute Association Flutist Quarterly, Vol. XXIX, no. 4).
Ms. Harrow may be heard on Albany Record’s ‘New Music Mix: Composers and Musicians from Eastman and Freiburg’. She is piccolo soloist on the Grammy-Award winning recording of Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra.
Anne Harrow has performed as soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Florida West Coast Symphony, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. At Eastman, she performs with the Eastman Virtuosi. In addition, she is Program Committee Chair for the Rochester Flute Association and is a member of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta Board of Directors.
This summer Ms. Harrow will join the performance/teaching faculty at Masterworks Festival in Winona Lake, IN to work in the Woodwind Intensive Program. Ms. Harrow and her husband Steve have four children, all of whom are/were home-schooled. Their two daughters are performance majors at the Eastman School of Music in flute and voice. The Harrows are the creators of the Sing the Word scripture songs (www.singtheword.com