Adam Workman
President & Founder


Raised in Vergennes, Vermont, flutist Adam Workman moved to Boston in 1998 to pursue his love of music. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts where he studied with Marianne Gedigian, Jacques Zoon, and Linda Toote. He also received considerable guidance from Jonathan Landell, Court Gettel, Louis Moyse, Steven Finley, James Walker, and Paula Robison. Adam has appeared in orchestral, chamber, and solo performances throughout the country, and can be heard with the Boston-based Commonwealth Chamber Players and the Fensgate Chamber Players. His solo CD, “Tribute: Past, Present, Future” was released under the Azadmusico label.

Sought after as a teacher and coach, Adam has had students accepted at The Peabody Conservatory, The Yale University School of Music, The Longy School of Music, and The NYU School of Music. Formerly on faculty at the Boston Flute Academy, he has also coached the flutists of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and has taught masterclasses at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Georgia Athens, University of Missouri, University of Akron, Hartt School of Music, and The Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany, among others.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Adam has held high-level roles at major companies in Boston including ViaCell, Inc, The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Biogen Idec, and was also Director of Classic and Amadeus Flutes at the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company. With this unique background in both the creative and corporate worlds, Mr. Workman founded Muddy River Creative, an Arts Consulting firm, in 2004 (which later developed into Flutistry Boston). As such, he has made various contributions to the work of Marianne Gedigian, Paula Robison, Steven P. Finley, FluteFX, Charles Villarrubia, The Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company, Yesterday Service Music, The National Flute Association, The University of Texas at Austin, and SonyBMG Records. Adam has proudly served as a member of the Board of Directors for the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition since 2007.

Recognized for his repair skills by the Vermont Guild of Flute Making, Mr. Workman was trained in flute repair by master flutemakers Steven P. Finley (FluteFX and Wm. S. Haynes), Jonathan Landell, Muramatsu Flutes, Lillian Burkart, David and Joel Straubinger and is a Muramatsu & Straubinger Certified Repair Technician.

  


Erica Schiller
Vice President


Erica Schiller grew up in metro Detroit and is now the Vice President at Flutistry Boston, where she keeps the day-to-day of the business running and works with clients at all levels to find instruments that help them sound their best.

While completing her Bachelor of Music degree at Michigan State University, she performed with the Jackson (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra, toured Austria with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and premiered a work by Dana Wilson for Bassoon and Chamber Ensemble entitled The Avatar on the feature concert of the 2007 International Double Reed Society Convention in Ithaca, New York. Erica also spent several months studying chamber music in Vienna, Austria, where she worked privately with Barbara Giesler-Haas, professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.

In 2007 Erica moved to the desert to complete her Masters of Music in flute performance at the University of Arizona. As a member of the inaugural Arizona Graduate Wind Quintet, she was a finalist for the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and the 63rd Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, and performed at the Festival Internacional Dr. Alfonzo Ortiz Tirado 2008 in Alamos, Mexico. 

After completing her Masters in 2009, Erica moved to Boston where she lives with her adorable dog Cooper. Her teachers have included: Richard Sherman, Dr. Brian Luce, Ervin Monroe, Deborah Adler and Johanna Beth Sennett.

 


 

 

Katy Wherry
Your Voice Specialist







Katy Wherry is a flutist whose passion for varying genres of music has provided her with opportunities to collaborate with outstanding musicians and give performances around the globe. Katy has studied with distinguished flute players such as Christina Jennings, Brook Ferguson, Michelle Stanley and others. She has participated in masterclasses with world renowned musicians including Sir James Galway, Marina Piccinini, and Marianne Gedigian.  She recently received her Master’s Degree from The University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied both classical and jazz performance.  Katy has performed recitals throughout the world, including tours of England and Brazil. She has experience performing with multiple symphony orchestras including the Colorado Symphony, the award winning Lamont Symphony Orchestra and the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

As a freelance musician and soloist, Katy has been the recipient of many awards. The most recent of which includes the 2017 Galway Rising Star award. Katy has a versatile flute studio with students ranging in age, ability and experience.

Katy joined the Flutistry Boston team in January 2018. 


Carolyn McCrone
Sales and Customer Service Manager



Carolyn McCrone grew up in suburban Philadelphia and has been involved in music for most of her life. She moved to Massachusetts for school, and has made the state her home ever since. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance and Music Education, as well as a Professional Performance Certificate, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied with Christopher Krueger. In 2016, she completed her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance at The Boston Conservatory, where she studied with former BSO piccoloist and well-known pedagogue Geralyn Coticone.

During her time in school, Carolyn had the opportunity to travel and perform regularly with university large ensembles and a variety of chamber music ensembles, frequently collaborating on contemporary music projects. Highlights included being a featured soloist with a Downbeat Magazine award-winning ensemble and a concert with the Avanti Plus Faculty Woodwind Quintet.
In addition to performing, Carolyn is a dedicated teacher who has worked with students of all ages teaching private lessons, leading general music classes, and conducting small and large ensemble rehearsals and performances.


Carolyn has been privileged to play in masterclasses for many distinguished flutists and teachers, including Christina Jennings, Jonathan Keeble, Marya Martin, and Alexa Still. In the summer of 2014, she had the opportunity to study and perform with prominent members of the new music community as a fellow at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at The New England Conservatory. Carolyn joined the Flutistry Boston team in the summer of 2016, while continuing to freelance and maintain a private flute studio.


Kyle Martin
Repair Associate


Raised in Rochester NY, Kyle Martin is a graduate of Nazareth College where he studied flute with Annette Farrington and received additional guidance from Haynes Flutes clinician, Lisa Grigorov. He graduated from Nazareth in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Music. 

Following his graduation, Kyle moved to Red Wing, Minnesota where he studied wind instrument repair at the world-renowned repair program offered by Minnesota State College Southeast at Red Wing. While there Kyle learned the ins and outs of repair under the guidance of master technicians John Huth, Greg Beckwith, and Lucas Pemberton. Kyle was also a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians.

Since joining the Flutistry Boston team in September 2017 Kyle has also received additional flute repair training from Flutistry Boston Senior Repair Manager Johnathan Bernhardt and Flutistry Founder Adam Workman. 


 

Debbie Parker
Your Flutistry Specialist




Debbie Parker has been a band director for over 30 years teaching in the Brighton Central School District and Grand Island School District in Western New York.  In 2015, she was the recipient of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians Award for Outstanding Music Educator. Mrs. Parker has also taught at the New England Conservatory Extension Division, UMass Boston, and the Joy of Music Program, Inc., in Worcester, MA.

Mrs. Parker received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Fredonia in Music Education and Music Therapy.  She has a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Boston University. Her teachers include Leone Buyse, Philip Kaplan, Joan Schwartzman and Robert Bush.  

Mrs. Parker has performed with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (ME), Great Woods Festival Orchestra, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Boston Civic Symphony Orchestras.  She regularly performs with the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic. In addition to her performance and education career, Mrs. Parker was also the former Director of Marketing for the Verne Q. Powell Flute Company and flute consultant for the William S. Haynes Flute Company in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been on the board of the Rochester Flute Association and continues her work with flute associations and clubs as Flutistry’s travel event coordinator.


Debbie joined the Flutistry Boston team in January 2017.


Flutistry Staff Alumni


 

Gabriela Ruiz
Office Manager
2014-2015
Christian Paquette
Repair Associate
2013-2014
Thomas James Wible
Artistic Specialist
2013
Theodore John Anton
Repair Manager
2013-2014
Eric Maul
Marketing Associate
2013-2014
Brian Dunbar
Artistic Associate
2015-2017
Taylor Rossi
Your Flutistry Specialist
2017-2018
Andrea DiTommaso
Technology Analyst
2015-2018
Ali Parramore
Your Artistry Specialist

Nicholas Fitton
Your Voice Specialist

Johnathan Bernhardt
Director of Repair Services
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