Marie Tachouet is the Principal Flute of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has performed as principal flute with the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Joffrey Ballet, and Pittsburgh Opera orchestras and has also performed with the Pittsburgh and Oregon Symphony orchestras. Marie is on the flute faculty at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts and recently presented masterclasses at Depaul University, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, and Western Illinois University.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Marie has worked closely with composers including Charles Wuorinen, Elliot Carter, and John Zorn in varied venues such as the Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, and the Guggenheim. Praised by the New York Times for her "extraordinary agile" solo playing, she has also been a featured soloist with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Olympia (WA) Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Akron Symphony. Marie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University as a student of Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, and Amy Porter.
Masterclass Application Guidelines:
1. Recording Guidelines:
a. Please submit a recording of 2-3 orchestral or opera excerpts. You may record by your most convenient device. No professional recording equipment is necessary. Please list the repertoire performed.
b. Submit your recordings to our Masterclass Chair, Hideko Amano, at email@example.com.
c. The decision of the judges is final. Recordings become the property of the Chicago Flute Club.
2. Fees and Membership:
a. Masterclass participation is open to any CFC member who has not performed in a CFC masterclass in the previous membership year (September 2018 through August 2019).
b. To participate in the masterclasses, you must be a current member of the CFC.
c. While there is no initial application fee, chosen performers will be required to pay a fee of $35 to participate. Our treasurer will send an invoice for the participation fee to be paid on our website.
3. Biographical information:
Please include a resume listing your musical experience, teachers, and years studying privately. Please also submit a bio of no more than 400 characters to be used in the program if selected.
Please note: NOT 400 words, but 400 letters and punctuation marks.
In addition to the pieces submitted on your recording, please list two excerpts which you could perform for the masterclass. Please note that you may be asked to perform repertoire from either your recording or repertoire list. The decision of the judges is final.
5. Application Deadline: Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted by November 20, 2019.
Join us for an inspiring recital and masterclass. Admission is free for each current CFC member and one guest; $15 for non-members.