Angela Massey maintains an active career as a solo artist, chamber artist, orchestral musician, and instructor. Her debut album, The Elements, has been described as “beautiful and enchanting, the performances on this CD are magical!” by Jeanne Baxtresser, former principal flute of the New York Philharmonic. As a soloist, she has performed at venues including the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, and National Flute Association Convention. She has been a featured guest artist for the Tryon Concert Association, Aiken Performing Arts Group, Covenant Concert Series, Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, SOA Columbia County Music Series, and Tuesday’s Music Live to name a few. Outside of the United States, she has performed in England, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Switzerland.
Ms. Massey was awarded prizes in the Alexander and Buono International Competition, Frank Bowen Competition, Myrna Brown Competition, and certificate in the Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition in Romania. In regard to chamber music, she serves as Artistic Director of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble arranging and performing numerous recitals each year. Maintaining an interest in new music, she has commissioned many new works for the instrument and worked with notable composers including Daniel Dorff, Moritz Eggert, Karel Husa, Pierre Jalbert, Jim Stephenson, Michael Torke, and Eric Whitacre. New compositions have been dedicated to her by Grigor Arakelian, Alexander Boostrom, Lance Hulme, and Nathan Hudson.
Ms. Massey holds a flute and piccolo position with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra. She has also performed with The Florida Orchestra, guest principal flute with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra (FL), Choral Society of the Hamptons (NY), Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra (SC), South Carolina Philharmonic, Savannah Philharmonic, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. As an instructor, she has served as flute instructor at Presbyterian College and held active teaching studios in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and New York. Her students have achieved many accomplishments including high placements in the All-State Band, Georgia Honors Program, Hilton Head Concerto Competition, Brevard Music Festival, and acceptance into programs for flute performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Kennesaw State University, Columbus State University, and New England Conservatory.
Ms. Massey received a certificate in Advanced Flute Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her instructors have been Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Martha Kitterman, Jack Wellbaum, and Brooks de Wetter-Smith. She has performed in masterclasses and completed additional study with Randy Bowman, Linda Chesis, James Galway, Stefán Höskuldsson, Eleanor Lawrence, and Jim Walker.
Angela Massey plays on a Brannen flute with a Lafin headjoint and piccolo built by Jim Keefe. Visit angelamasseyflute.com and astralisensemble.com for more information.