Annette Farrington

Annette Farrington teaches applied flute and flute methods at Nazareth University where she is also a member of the Wilmot Wind Quintet. She also directs the Nazareth University flute ensemble. As an active musician in the Rochester area community, Annette is principal flute in the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, and Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic. She collaborates in solo and chamber music recitals, performs with various local pit orchestras and choral groups, and plays frequently at Asbury First United Methodist Church. In January 2014, she was selected to participate in the inaugural Community Side-By- Side concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and in May of that same year performed as soloist with the Perinton Concert Band. Her flute playing was heard on TCM cable network in 2005 and 2010 with the Flower City Society Orchestra performing the soundtrack for two silent films: Captain Salvation and Poor Little Rich Girl. In 2006, she was a performer and workshop presenter at the National Flute Association convention in Pittsburgh. Her CD credits include work on Ken Kruezer’s album, Crushed Violets, and on Smart Songs for Active Children by Vincent Nunes.

A native of West Memphis, Arkansas, she received a Bachelor of Music Education from Arkansas State University (cum laude), graduating with departmental honors, and a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Florida State University. Her principal teachers were Charles Delaney and Ann Marie Johnson. She has been a performer in masterclasses with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Thomas Nyfenger, Lorna McGhee, and John Bailey. At the 2013 winter conference for the New York State School Music Association, she presented a workshop on intermediate level NYSSMA solos and has led workshops at Nazareth University’s continuing education summer programs. In addition to teaching at Nazareth University, Annette maintains a vibrant studio in her home and serves as a NYSSMA adjudicator.

Annette is an enthusiastic supporter of the Rochester Flute Association having served as President, Newsletter Editor, Corporate Membership Director, and director of the flute choir. For many summers she has been the coordinator and a faculty member of the RFA/Hochstein Flute Camp. To relax, Annette enjoys entertaining at home with her husband and very vocal cat, Treble.

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Applied flute


  • Florida State University, MM
  • Arkansas State University, BME