Rebecca Tryon Andres is principal ﬂutist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, having just completed her 35th year with the orchestra. She is also a longtime principal of the Cincinnati Chamber and Cincinnati Ballet Orchestras, and a regular substitute with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Pops and May Festival. Currently on the faculty of Miami University, she has taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Dayton.
As a member of the DPO Woodwind Quintet Ms. Andres has performed nearly 2000 concerts for people of all ages. She was a participant in the SPARK program of the Dayton Philharmonic, performing for and working with young students for six weeks each year as an artist-in-residence in their schools.
She has performed concerti with the DPO, CCO, Bach Society of Dayton, as well as various University Ensembles. She has been a guest recitalist at The Ohio State University, the University of Akron, the Taft Museum, and Music Live with Lunch, and has given faculty recitals at CCM and UD. She performs frequently in recital with the CCO Principals Woodwind Quintet, as well as the DPO Quintet. She has performed solo and chamber works at numerous National Flute Association Conventions and was a winner of the Professional Performers Competition of the NFA.
A Life Member of the NFA, she has served as Secretary, Copy Editor of the Flutist Quarterly, and Chair of the Young Artist Competition. She wrote and appears in the instructional video Maestro Introduces the Flute. Her published arrangements include Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus for ﬂute choir, and woodwind trio arrangements of music by Grieg and Joplin. She has written several articles for Flute Talk magazine.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, she holds a Master of Music degree in ﬂute performance from CCM, and a diploma from the Académie Internationale d’Été, Nice, France. She has studied with Jack Wellbaum, Donald McGinnis, Raymond DeMattia, Kyril Magg, and in the extended master classes of Jean-Pierre Rampal, William Bennett, James Pellerite, and Geoffrey Gilbert. “The ﬁrst time I heard the beautiful sound of one of my early teachers, my ears and heart were opened to the tonal possibilities of the ﬂute. That’s something I have strived for always. Discipline and technical skills, precision and piccolo excellence, musical interpretation and inspiration, desire for excellence, work ethic—signiﬁcant things came from each teacher. It is my happiness to share what I have learned with my own students.”