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. Adam currently maintains a private studio at Flutistry Boston.

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, the other flute capital of the country, where she worked for Muramatsu-America and Little Piper and spent many hours digging through music at Flute World. 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 now works as a freelance musician, maintains a private studio, and keeps things running as Director of Operations at Flutistry Boston. Her teachers have included: Richard Sherman, Dr. Brian Luce, Ervin Monroe, Deborah Adler and Johanna Beth Sennett.

 


Johnathan Bernhardt
Repair Manager


 

Wisconsin native, Johnathan Bernhardt began playing the flute at the age of seven. He attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he received his Bachelor’s Degree under Dr. Robin Fellows, and completed his Master’s Degree at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with David Cramer of the Philadelphia Orchestra. While at Temple, Johnathan was a member of the New School Woodwind Quintet, the select quintet of the school.

He has performed in numerous masterclasses for distinguished flutists such as Keith Underwood, Molly Barth, Christina Jennings, Jean Ferrandis, Leone Buyse, Walfrid Kujala, Susan Milan, Marina Piccinini, Renee Krimsier, Amy Porter, Trudy Kane and many others. In addition to these, he has played in chamber music coachings with the Borealis Wind Quintet and The Claremont Trio. Johnathan has performed at The Panoramic Flutist, the Ithaca Flute Institute, Walfrid Kujala's Master Classes in Flute and Piccolo, and Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound Workshop. 


In 2010, Johnathan was invited to perform a solo recital for the Rockford Flute Club in Illinois. That same year, he won the Whitewater Concerto Competition, performing Frank Martin's Ballade with the Whitewater Chamber Orchestra. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition.

Johnathan was twice awarded the generous Dahle Family Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship given to a student who excels in their artistic medium while upholding an outstanding academic record. Other scholarships include the Roxa Pritchett Music Scholarship and the Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship.

Johnathan was trained in repair by Adam Workman at Flutistry Boston and is a Straubinger Certified Technician.

Johnathan joined the Flutistry Boston team in September 2014.

  


Nicholas Fitton
Customer Service Lead





Cape Cod native, Nicholas Fitton is a recent graduate of The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance under the tutelage of virtuoso flutist Marina Piccinini. While at Peabody, he also studied piccolo with BSO solo piccoloist Laurie Sokoloff, orchestral excerpts with BSO Principal Flutist Emily Skala, and Baroque Flute with Gwyn Roberts, founder of Tempesta di Mare.

During his early flute career, he was principal flutist with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, a finalist in the Boston Symphony Concerto Competition, and attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.


In 2007, Nicholas began his collegiate training at The Eastman School of Music where he studied with Bonita Boyd and Anne Lindblom Harrow. In 2009, he won the piccolo position in the groundbreaking YouTube Symphony Orchestra, the first ever online collaborative orchestra. Under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, the YouTube Symphony performed a sold out concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Returning to Boston in 2011, Nicholas earned a position in the Teacher Training Program at the Boston Flute Academy, under the direction of Judy Grant, where he worked with students of all ages and abilities. During this time, he studied privately with Flutistry founder, Adam Workman.

Nicholas has held positions with the Washington Chamber Orchestra, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and College Light Opera Company, as well as performing regularly as a guest artist and recital soloist. He has performed in masterclasses for Elizabeth Rowe, Cynthia Meyers, Leone Buyse, Aaron Goldman, Carol Wincenc, Keith Underwood, Jean Ferrandis, and Doriot Anthony Dwyer.

Nicholas, also known as Nick, joined the Flutistry Boston team in October 2015.

 


Andrea DiTommaso
Technology Analyst







Born and raised in Southern California, Andrea DiTommaso is a recent graduate of the School of Music at California State University, Fullerton, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance while studying with Jean Ferrandis. While at CSU Fullerton, Andrea also studied with Sarah Jackson, solo piccolo of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Andrea has performed in Jim Walker’s Beyond the Masterclass, Michel Debost’s Flute Institute at Oberlin Conservatory, and Aria International Summer Academy. She has performed in masterclasses for Linda Toote, Marianne Gedigian, and Christina Jennings.

Andrea joined the Flutistry Boston team in September 2015.


Carolyn McCrone
Administrative Assistant



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.

  


Brian Dunbar
Artistic Associate





Brian Dunbar, a native of St. Augustine, FL, has enjoyed performing as a soloist, orchestral performer, and chamber musician, in addition to his activities as a student and instructor. Brian is currently a doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University, studying with Dr. Katherine Kemler and is on faculty at Southern University and A&M College where he serves as Professor of Woodwinds. He received a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, with Amy Porter and a Bachelor’s degree from Stetson University, with Susan McQuinn.


Brian has had considerable experience as a performer in virtually all aspects of professional performance including concerto, recital, chamber, solo, studio, and orchestral contexts. He has received awards in several competitions including the Stetson University Concerto Competition, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Staff Solo Competition, Louisiana State University Concerto Competition, Sankyo Flutes Orchestral Excerpts Competition, and the Solo Masterclass, Orchestral Excerpt, and Piccolo Masterclass Competitions of the Louisiana Flute Society.


Brian has performed Internationally and throughout the United States in both chamber and orchestral settings. Performances have included tours throughout Belgium, France, Germany, and the United States as a touring member of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Exchange Program. He has performed in the flute sections of the Adrian, Battle Creek, and Dearborn Symphonies, as well as other regional orchestras in both Michigan and Louisiana, including performances in Detroit's Orchestra Hall as a member of the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra.

Prioritizing engagement in the greater community, Brian is a member of several dynamic music organizations including; The National Flute Association, Music Teacher’s National Association, the International Isang Yun Society, and is a member of the internationally recognized Sphinx Organization. Brian proudly serves on the board of directors of the Louisiana Flute Society as Secretary and Assistant Festival Coordinator. Most recently he has been named an Artistic Associate of Flutistry Boston, a widely known flute related artistic consulting firm based in Boston, MA.


Brian has received performance guidance from artists such as Julien Beaudiment, Julia Bogorad, Adrian Brett, Leone Buyse, Marianne Gedigian, Michael Hasel, Beate-Gabriela Schmitt, Ransom Wilson and many others.


  


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
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