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Elizabeth Buck

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Elizabeth Buck is professor of flute at Arizona State University. Previous appointments include visiting associate professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Principal Flute with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. 

As an orchestral musician, she has performed as Principal Flute with the Arizona MusicFest Orchestra, Arizona Opera, Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera National Company and the Nova Philharmonia Portuguesa in Lisbon, Portugal.

Professor Buck has performed as concerto soloist with the Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Prescott Strings, Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, as well as with ASU’s student ensembles in Gammage Auditorium.

An active chamber musician in addition to orchestral performer, Buck has been a member of the Manhattan Wind Quintet and performs regularly with ASU’s Ocotillo Winds and Paradise Winds. With the Manhattan Wind Quintet, Buck has recorded on Centaur Records, and has performed on such distinguished series as the Frick Collection in Washington, D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, and the Da Camera Series in Houston, TX.

As a recitalist and master class clinician, Buck has performed for the Arizona Flute Society, the National Flute Association Conventions in Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix and Pittsburgh, as well as Brigham Young University, Bowling Green State University, Butler University, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Ithaca College, Northern Arizona University, Oklahoma State University, Penn State Erie, Rice University, SIU-Edwardsville, SUNY-Fredonia, Stony Brook, Texas Tech University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Youngstown State University. 

Internationally, she has given masterclasses and guest recitals at University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland, Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Switzerland, the Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, Dankuk University in Seoul, Korea, Seoul International Summer Music Festival, and ChonNam University in Gwangju, Korea. 

Among her distinctions and awards, Buck won the New York Arts Club Competition, the New York Flute Club Competition, and the Juilliard School Concerto Competition.

Summer festival appearances include Artist-Faculty at InterHarmony International Music Festival (Arcidosso, Italy), Saarburg Festival (Saarburg, Germany), with previous appointments at West Virginia University International Flute Seminar, Brevard Music Center, Indiana University Summer Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and Banff Centre Summer Music.

Buck holds a doctorate in musical arts from Rice University and bachelor's and master's in music from The Juilliard School. She is an active and lifetime member of both the National Flute Association and the Arizona Flute Society. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, water sports and traveling.

  • D.M.A. Musical Arts, Rice University
  • M.M. Music, The Juilliard School
  • B.M. Music, The Juilliard School
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