Allison Parramore, Principal Flute
A native of Massachusetts, Allison Parramore is the Second Flutist of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Second Flutist and Piccolo player of the Missouri Symphony 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 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, the Lake Tahoe 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.
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.