Rebecca Tryon Andres
CCO MEMBER SINCE 1975
Bushman Family Principal Flute Chair
Rebecca Tryon Andres is principal flutist of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and is proud to have been a member of the CCO since before its first subscription season. Many of her most satisfying musical experiences have taken place with the CCO, and she dearly treasures making music with her fabulous colleagues both in the orchestra and the CCO principals’ quintet.
Rebecca is principal flutist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, and has performed often with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Pops and May Festival. Currently on the faculty of Miami University, she has taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Dayton.
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, holds a Master of Music degree from CCM, and a diploma from the Académie Internationale d’Été, Nice, France. She has studied with Jack Wellbaum, Donald McGinnis, Raymond DeMattia, Kyril Magg and in the extended masterclasses of Jean-Pierre Rampal, William Bennett, James Pellerite and Geoffrey Gilbert.
Rebecca says that her teachers were a huge musical influence. “The first time I heard my early teacher, Raymond DeMattia, my ears and heart were opened to the tonal possibilities of the flute. That’s something I have carried with me always. Discipline and technical skills came from Donald McGinnis, precision and piccolo excellence from Jack Wellbaum, musical inspiration from Rampal and Bennett and so many others.”
A Life Member of the National Flute Association, she has served as Secretary, has been Copy Editor of the Flutist Quarterly, and has chaired the Young Artist Competition. She wrote and appears in the instructional video Maestro Introduces the Flute. Her published arrangements include Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus for flute choir, and woodwind trio arrangements of music by Grieg and Joplin. She has written several articles for Flute Talk magazine.