Florida State University, MM
Arkansas State University, BME
Annette B. Farrington has been teaching flute and performing in the Rochester area since 2000. A native of West Memphis, Arkansas, she received her Bachelor of Music Education from Arkansas State University (cum laude) where she graduated with departmental honors, and a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Florida State University. Her principal teachers include Charles Delaney and Ann Marie Johnson, and she has also studied with Mary Louis Poor and Dr. Marc Sackman. Annette is an enthusiastic supporter of the Rochester Flute Association having served as President, Newsletter Editor, Corporate Membership Director, and on the faculty of the RFA/Hochstein Flute Camp. She was selected to perform in RFA Flute Fair masterclasses with John Bailey and Lorna McGee, and has also been a performer in classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Thomas Nyfenger.
Passionate about teaching, Annette has studios at Nazareth College and at her home in Brighton, and has also taught at Music & Arts in Pittsford. She is an active performer serving as principal flute in the Penfield Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Wilmot Wind Quintet, Perinton Concert Band, Cordancia, and the Flower City Society Orchestra. She often plays in the pit orchestras for Pittsford Musicals and many Rochester area chamber choirs. Annette is a certified NYSSMA adjudicator. In 2006, she was a performer and a workshop presenter at the National Flute Association convention in Washington, D.C. Before moving to Rochester, she was principal flutist of the Hamden (CT) Symphony Orchestra, the Northeast Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Memphis Youth Symphony.
Personal website: https://abfflute.musicteachershelper.com