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THE NEW ENGLAND FLUTE ORCHESTRA -- the acclaimed high-level flute ensemble directed by Dr. Eileen Yarrison -- is now part of INDIAN HILL MUSIC!

Formerly known as the Nashua Flute Choir, the 20-member New England Flute Orchestra of Indian Hill Music features all members of the flute family, from the piccolo to the contrabass flute. The ensemble performs several concerts throughout the season at Indian Hill Music and in the community. Interested in joining the ensemble? See below for audition information.






2016-2017 Concert Season at Indian Hill

WINTER'S GIFTS- Sun, December 11 at 3:00 pm - seasonal music for flutes

FLUTE FAMILY FUN - Sun, March 12 at 3:00 pm - for kids of all ages - youth to adult!

BORROWED FROM THE BEST - Sun, May 21 at 3:00 pm - orchestral masterpieces arranged for flutes

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Joining the Ensemble:

SCHEDULE: Meets Sundays from 6:30 - 8:30pm | FEE: $300 (Full Year - 30 Classes)
OPEN TO
formally-trained flutists, flute teachers, and accomplished college age players

TO SET UP AN AUDITION: Contact the director
AUDITION REPERTOIRE: The first and second movements of the Mozart G Major Concerto, OR the Poulenc Sonata, OR the Hindemith Sonata. Similar pieces may also be suitable. AUDITION FORM
QUESTIONS? Call (978) 486-9524 (press 0)

This program is generously supported by:




  • About the Director
  • History

Dr. Eileen Yarrison - Artistic Director

Eileen YarrisonB.M., University of New Hampshire; M.M., Pennsylvania State University; D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Eileen Yarrison was the first flutist to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nebraska. (She also majored in German at University of New Hampshire, and attended the Goethe-Institute in Blaubeuren, Germany.) Highlights of her teaching career include standing in for each of her teachers at her three collegiate alma maters while they went on sabbatical leaves, teaching and conducting at the Summer Youth Music School of UNH, and making a “standing-room only” pedagogical presentation at the 1996 National Flute Association convention. Eileen has performed in the flute sections of the Omaha and Lincoln Symphony Orchestras of Nebraska, the Altoona Symphony, Centre Country Chamber Orchestra, and Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestras of Pennsylvania. When not performing, she teaches flute to students of all ages, holding positions at Gordon College, Shore Country Day School, and the Hamilton-Wenham Elementary Music program. Since 1997, Eileen has led this ensemble of professional and semi-professional flutists in several world premieres, two commissions, and three CD recording projects, including Points of View and A Falls House Christmas.She also leads Indian Hill's new Intergenerational Flute Choir.

Now in its 32nd year, the 20-member New England Flute Orchestra of Indian Hill Music (formerly the Nashua Flute Choir) is a professional level ensemble made of up of music educators, church musicians, and flutists with formal training and a life-long commitment to music. Dr. Eileen Yarrison, a flute instructor at Gordon College and Indian Hill Music School, will continue to direct the ensemble at Indian Hill. Founded as a four-person ensemble in 1983, this voluntary, non-profit organization was devoted to the cultural and musical enrichment of Nashua, and surrounding communities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for more than thirty years. The ensemble has premiered five commissioned works, has recorded three CDs, and was featured on television’s New Hampshire Chronicle. They have performed at several National Flute Association Conventions and in Boston’s Symphony Hall. In 2014 The Nashua Flute Choir changed its name to the New England Flute Orchestra, reflecting the growth of the ensemble, the geographic range of its performing venues, and plans for the future.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

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