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Alicia McQuerrey

Alicia McQuerrey

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Alicia McQuerrey

Biography

Alicia McQuerrey is excited to be a part of the Hamline Music Department as of fall 2017! McQuerrey is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, where her flute studies began in the Suzuki flute method at the age of seven with Mrs. June Warhoftig, then principal flutist with the West Virginia Symphony. Alicia earned the distinction of becoming the first American student to complete the Suzuki flute method. Prior to joining the SPCO in 2001, Alicia earned a bachelor’s degree in performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Bradley Garner, flute, and Mr. Jack Wellbaum, piccolo. McQuerrey earned her master’s degree and professional studies certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Mr. Michael Parloff, then principal flutist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Ms. Linda Chesis, soloist and chamber musician. Alicia enjoys coaching, performing, and assisting with GTCYS as well as many of the SPCO’s Education and Community Engagement programs. McQuerrey began teaching at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2014 and has a small teaching studio in St. Paul where she resides with her daughter, Lola, and their dogs, Bella and Cole.

Teaching Style

My teaching philosophy: I will meet you where you are-you can never have touched a flute or have played everyday since you were 6. I want to help you define and reach your goal whether that be to play your grandma's favorite song or to perform a full graduation recital. We will work together to make it happen.

"Music is my voice. I feel privileged to express my ideas, stories and emotions. I love helping others find their voice."