Ms. Ascione is principal flutist with The United States Air Force Concert Band and Woodwind Quintet in Washington, D.C. and has performed for countless audiences, including current and past U.S. Presidents and various world dignitaries. She has served as performer, soloist, teacher, clinician and adjudicator.
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Stacy Newbrough Ascione is an accomplished professional flutist in the Washington D.C. area, originally hailing from Iowa City, Iowa. An active freelance musician, she has performed regularly in ensembles such as the Prince William Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Choral Society Orchestra, Solano Symphony Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, and East Texas Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Ascione’s musical experiences have led her across the globe, performing in the 48 contiguous United States and nine countries. She has played under the batons of such notable conductors as Valery Gergiev, Victor Yampolsky, Anshel Brusilow, Eugene Corporon, Larry Rachleff, Mallory Thompson, and Robert Boudreau. She has had a wide range of musical experiences encompassing performances in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Tanglewood, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Hermitage, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Additionally, Stacy has been a repeat performer at several music conventions including the National Flute Association National Convention, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic, the Concert Band Directors National Association Convention, and the American Choral Directors Association National Convention.
As well as being an active flutist, Stacy is an avid piccolo performer. She won the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Masterclass Competition in 1995, and was invited to tour with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra as piccolo soloist that same year. In 1997, she toured the U.S. and Russia as piccolist with the American-Russian Youth Orchestra.
Ms. Ascione is a 1996 graduate of the University of North Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance. She then continued her studies at Northwestern University under the tutelage of world-class flutist Walfrid Kujala, graduating with a Master of Music degree in 1997. She has also studied with renowned flutists Elizabeth Rowe, Laurie Sokoloff, Linda Lukas, Mary Karen Clardy, Terri Sundberg, Kathleen Chastain, and Margaret Linnan Kegel.
Currently, Ms. Ascione is principal flutist with The United States Air Force Concert Band and Woodwind Quintet in Washington, D.C. and has performed for countless audiences, including current and past U.S. Presidents and various world dignitaries. She has served as performer, soloist, teacher, clinician and adjudicator.