An accomplished flutist in the Washington D.C. area, Ms. Ascione has performed in ensembles such as the the Apollo Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Tysons McLean Orchestra, the Prince William Symphony Orchestra, the Maryland Choral Society Orchestra, the Solano Symphony Orchestra, the Garland Symphony Orchestra, and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.
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Hailing originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Stacy Newbrough Ascione is an accomplished professional flutist in the Washington D.C. area. She is an active freelance musician who has performed in ensembles such as the the Apollo Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Tysons McLean Orchestra, the Prince William Symphony Orchestra, the Maryland Choral Society Orchestra, the Solano Symphony Orchestra, the Garland Symphony Orchestra, and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. She has also done extensive studio work with the American Symphonic Winds and the Washington Winds.
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, Christopher Zimmerman, Victor Yampolsky, Anshel Brusilow, Eugene Corporon, Larry Rachleff, Mallory Thompson, Arnald Gabriel, 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 Convention, the Flute Society of Washington 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.
Ms. Ascione is a champion of new music, and has premiered various works, including Christopher Caliendo’s Flute Concerto, as well as a piece written for her woodwind quintet by Wayne Lu entitled, “Scenes from the Midwest: Heartland”.
As well as being an active flutist, Stacy Ascione is an avid piccolo performer. She was winner of 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 piccoloist with the American-Russian Youth Orchestra.