Current Students

2014-2015 Flute Studio

Anna Ambrogi, Flute Performance

Chase McClung, Flute Performance
Kate Davison, Flute Performance
Michelle Zarco, Flute Performance
Sierra Schmeltzer, Flute Performance
Brianna Munch, Flute Performance
Dennis Li, Flute Performance and Music Education Double Major
Brianna Wilson, Flute Performance and Music Education Double Major

Allison Hughes, Flute Performance
Shannon Vandzura, Flute Performance

Roni Silberstein, Flute Performance
Allison Cote, Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in acoustics, Minor in Flute Performance

Alex Burke, Flute Performance
Natalia Kaminska-Palarczyk, Flute Performance
Mary Young, Flute Performance


Michelle Stockman (BM12) Third Prize winner in the Hartt School’s 9th Annual Van Rooy Competition for Musical Excellence, Flutist in Hartt’s Performance 20/20 Honors Chamber Music Program

Kristen McGuire (BM11, GPD13) Miami String Quartet Competition Winner, Paranov Concerto Competition Honorable Mention, Flutist in Hartt’s Performance 20/20 Honors Chamber Music Program

Flute Choir Outdoor 2015Flute Choir Fall 2012Students having funJanet and AlisaJanet, John Wion, and students2010 Grads2010 Flute Studio2008 Masters StudentsThe Pandora Duo

Former Students

Jennifer Piper (DMA-ABD) Adjunct Faculty, Delta College, Bay City, MI.

Mary Matthews (DMA14) Instrumental Woodwinds Faculty, Boulder Country Day School; Woodwinds Faculty, Parlando School for the Arts; Flute Faculty and Director of Adult Chamber Music, The Hartt School Community Division; Principal Flute, Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra; Flutist and Co-founder, Cuatro Puntos Chamber Music Collective; Flutist, Colorado New Music Ensemble.

Matthew Angelo (MM14) Freelancer, Lehigh Valley/ Philadelphia, PA; Second Flute and Personnel Manager, Liberty Wind Symphony; Substitute Flute and Personnel Manager, Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra; Performed at 2015 Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium with flute, saxophone, piano trio; Faculty Artist, Maryland Wind Festival.

Colleen White (MM14) DMA student in Flute Performance & Pedagogy with Christina Jennings at the University of Colorado-Boulder; Graduate Assistant for the University’s Entrepreneurship Center for Music; Editor for the Colorado Flute Association’s E-Notes; Flute instructor, Parlando School for the Arts; flutist, Colorado New Music Ensemble, Collage Ensemble, and CU Boulder’s Symphony and Opera Orchestras.

Nick Goodwin (BM14) MM student at University of Texas at Austin with Marianne Gedigian. Principal Flute, College Light Opera, Summer 2014; Private instructor in the Austin, TX area.

Jennifer Hunt (MM12, GPD13) Adjunct Flute Professor at Pacific Union College; Adjunct Music Faculty Napa Valley College; Emergent Trainer for Leonard Bernstein Center Artful Learning; Teaching Artist at Performing Arts Workshop; Teaching Artist Salvador Elementary School

Megan Natoli (BM12, GPD14) MM student at Manhattan School of Music studying with Robert Langevin.

Dan Finaldi (BM candidate 10-13) After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality studies, Dan now works in publishing and lives in Brooklyn.

Arielle Burke (BM13) MM student at New England Conservatory.

Heather Pulkowski (BM13) MM student at New York University studying with Brad Garner. Adjunct faculty, NYU teaching non-major private flute lesson; Intern with Lincoln Center Education (Summer 2014) and Carnegie Hall with Ensemble ACJW (2014-15).

Kristen McGuire (BM11) Earned MM at Purchase College Conservatory of Music. Marketing position, American Ballet Theatre; Freelancer in NY; Co-founder of Ceto Ensemble, specializing in contemporary chamber music and premiering new works. Finalist in Byron Hester Flute Competition, 2015.

Kim Miller (BM11) Law student at Georgetown University; Intern at Copyright Office in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, 2014; helped on presentations for the Marrakesh Treaty which will help people who are visually impaired by making exceptions in copyright law so that books can be reproduced in formats that make it easier for them to read; will be working for Broadcasting Board of Governors, an agency that oversee’s all civilian radio broadcasts in other countries (mostly countries that don’t have a free press) in Summer 2015; Kim writes “I’m taking entertainment law and music law this semester. For music law I’m writing a paper that advocates for expanding the public performance right in sound recordings.I’m on the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and over the summer I’ll be writing my note about how music education could help reduce poverty.”

Abigail Walsh (DMA10) Applied Music Specialist, University of Illinois Springfield since 2011. While at Hartt performed with Hartford Opera Theater, taught technique classes at Hartt and through the Community Division and the Ethel Walker School, won second prize in the Washington Flute Society YAC, the Emeritus Recording competition, was a semi-finalist in the NFA Piccolo Artist Competition, and was a member of 20/20.

Melanie Chirignan (MM10) Currently teaching at several music stores in the Hartford area and maintaining an active freelance schedule.

Katie Cox (MM10) Evaluator, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hartford; Assistant Music Director, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford, CT.

Nicole Granroth McCabe (MM10) Before graduating won the flute/piccolo position in Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes in Culiacan, Mexico. Flute instructor, Escuela de Artes José Limón. Also performs with A Piacere (two flutes and piano) including a residency with the Festival Cultural Sinaloa in 2013.

Lisa Husseini (BM10) Manager of Visiting Faculty, Fellow, and Alumni Services at New World Symphony. Earned MM at New England Conservatory.

Josefina Mutascu (MM08, GPD09) Substitute flute with Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Spokane Symphony and Auburn Symphony. Second flute, Yakima Symphony 2012-13; Runner-up, Second Flute Position, Spokane Symphony, 2013; Finalist, Boise Philharmonic, 2012; Finalist, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, 2009. While at Hartt won the Miami String Quartet Competition, and was a member of 20/20. In 2010 was a finalist in the NFA’s Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition; 2009 NFA Piccolo Masterclass competition alternate.

Rachel Maclary (BM09) Upon graduation won a position with the US Air Force Band of Liberty stationed at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, MA. Currently a member of the Air Force Band of Mid-America stationed in Illinois where she performs flute and piccolo with the concert band, marching band,and the Midwest Winds woodwind quintet. The group performs concerts and does educational outreach across 10 states in the Midwest. While at Hartt won second place in the Chicago Flute Club YAC, Pittsburgh YAC, Miami String Quartet Competition, and was a member of 20/20.

Sarah Holmes (MM08) Masters student in Library and Information Science at Kent State. Music Cataloging GSA, Kent State Performing Arts Library. Freelancer, Cleveland, OH.

Jennifer Decinque (MM07) Employed with Young Concert Artists, Inc. ( YCA holds auditions each year for young musicians and gives the winners a 3 year management contract with New York, Boston and Washington DC recital debuts.

Jodi Faro Langellotti (BA00) Received MM from Boston University, Taught music for 8 years- now in retail management/training, In the Massachusetts Air National Guard Band of the Northeast- deployed to South West Asia last summer to perform for our troops on vocals and flute.

If you are Janet’s former student please send your updated information to Abigail Walsh at to be included on the list!