Rebecca Tryon Andres is Principal Flutist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the DPO Woodwind Quintet. She has been with the DPO for over 20 years and is an enthusiastic participant in the SPARK program. She is also principal flutist and contractor for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, plays with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, and is a regular extra on flute and piccolo with the Cincinnati Symphony, Pops, and May Festival orchestras.
A faculty member at Xavier University, Andres has taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Dayton.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University, a Master’s in flute from CCM, and a diploma from the Academie Internationale d’Ete. She has studied with Donald McGinnis, Raymond DeMattia, Kyril Magg, Jack Wellbaum, and in the extended master classes of Jean-Pierre Rampal, William Bennett, James Pellerite, and Geoffrey Gilbert.
A Life Member of the National Flute Association, Andres has served as Secretary/Copy Editor of the Flutist Quarterly and has chaired the Young Artist Competition. She has performed at the Columbus, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas conventions. ALRY Publications publishes her flute choir arrangement of Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus.
Many of her favorite musical experiences are moments from the DPO, performing with Yo-Yo Ma (Dvorák Concerto), Maureen Forrester (Das Lied von der Erde), and Neal Gittleman in Mahler’s Sixth Symphony and Orff’s Carmina Burana. She has also played for Luciano Pavarotti in concert and performed the flute obbligato for Bach’s Nun sa che dolore with Benita Valente.
With her husband, Michael Andres, a woodwind specialist and jazz musician, she helped commission the flute-clarinet duo Barn Dances by Libby Larsen, which received its premier at the 2001 NFA Convention. Her son, Alex Magg, wants to be a conductor and attends Northwestern University. In her spare time, she likes to work word and number puzzles, make jewelry, or read.