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
Senior 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
Your Voice Specialist





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.

 


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
Your Flutistry Specialist



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.


Taylor Rossi
Your Flutistry Specialist


 

Taylor Rossi hails from the Hudson Valley New York where she grew up studying classical ballet and flute. Further pursuing her interests in the arts, in 2016 she earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose under flute professor, Dr. Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough.

Between 2013 and 2015 Taylor was selected three times by the College of Saint Rose music faculty to perform in Honors Convocation and in 2014 was the Overall Runner Up for the Patricia Brady-Danzig Concerto Competition. She has had the opportunity to performed in masterclasses for distinguished flutists including Amy Porter, Julia Bogorad, and Marina Piccinini.

Taylor moved to Boston in the fall of 2016 where she freelances for orchestras and pit ensembles in Boston and throughout New York State. In addition to performing, she enjoys working with students of all abilities through private lessons.

Taylor joined the Flutistry Boston team as an intern in October 2016 and joined the team full time in May 2017.


Kyle Martin
Your Services, 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.


Andrea DiTommaso
Your Flutistry, Technology Specialist





Born and raised in Southern California, Andrea DiTommaso is a 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.





Ali Parramore
Your Artistry Specialist


A native of Massachusetts, Allison Parramore is the Second Flutist of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and Principal Flutist of Boston's Phoenix Orchestra. She has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, Cape Symphony, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and Symphony Nova, among others. Ms. Parramore’s recent awards include first prize in the 35th Annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, which resulted in her solo debut in Boston’s Jordan Hall, and also first prize of the 2016 Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Competition. She is a founding member of Hathor Winds, a wind quintet who was quarter-finalists in the 2015 and 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalists in the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions, and won the Judges’ Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition.

Ms. Parramore has performed on the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Texas Music Festival, and she was the teaching assistant at the Brevard Music Center.  She also performed and guest taught at the 2015 Boston University Tanglewood Institute. This summer she will serve as the Assistant Principal Flutist of the Missouri Symphony for their summer season, and she will perform on the Tanglewood Music Center Festival of Contemporary Music and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival in California.

Ms. Parramore’s primary teachers include Linda Toote, Elizabeth Rowe, Susan Thomas, and Jacqueline Goudey. She holds degrees from The Boston Conservatory and the University of Rhode Island where she won the Kingston Chamber Music Award, the Presser Scholarship, and the 2010 Concerto Competition.


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
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