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 Apollo Orchestra (MD), American Festival Pops Orchestra (VA), Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (VA), Tysons McLean Orchestra (VA), Prince William Symphony Orchestra (VA), the Maryland Choral Society Orchestra, the Solano Symphony Orchestra (CA), the Garland Symphony Orchestra (TX), 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, Victor Yampolsky, and Anshel Brusilow. Ms. Ascione 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 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic, the Concert Band Directors National Association Convention, the American Bandmaster’s Association 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 two pieces written for woodwind quintet by Wayne Lu entitled, “Scenes from the Midwest: Heartland” and “Woodwind Quintet No. 1”.
As well as being an active flutist, Stacy Ascione is an avid piccolo performer. She won the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Masterclass Competition in 1995, and was also invited to tour with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra as piccolo soloist. In 1997, she toured the U.S. and Russia as piccoloist 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 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.