Loomis Natasha

Flutist Natasha Loomis is a versatile and engaging performer of music from Baroque to contemporary. Natasha has performed throughout the United States, as well as in France, Austria, and Peru, and has performed at a diverse range of New York City area venues, including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the DiMenna Center, (le) Poisson rouge, SOPAC, Shapeshifter Lab, the Firehouse Space, and Silvana Harlem. Recent engagements include the XXXII Festival Internacional de Flautistas in Lima, Peru, where she was a guest artist and clinician, as well as performances with the Adelphi Orchestra, RU Baroque Ensemble, and Lake Tahoe Music Festival Orchestra in California, where she premiered a new flute concerto by David Wendell Nelson.
 
Natasha is an avid chamber musician and passionate proponent of new music. As flutist and Artistic Director of the Meraki Chamber Players, an ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary works in unconventional and accessible venues, Natasha seeks to reach new audiences and change the way audiences perceive of “classical” music, and to date has commissioned and premiered 11 new works with the ensemble at venues throughout New York City, including a program of premieres inspired by the art of abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky.
 
A dedicated music educator, Natasha has run a successful private studio for students of all ages and levels in New Jersey and NYC for almost ten years. Her students have successfully auditioned for both region bands and top college music programs. As an educator, she strives to foster a love for the arts in her students while also giving them a solid foundation in both technique and self-expression. She is Associate Director at New Jersey Woodwind Studio, where she teaches group flute lessons, private lessons, and chamber music. Additionally, she is flute instructor at Montclair State University Preparatory Center for the Arts and a chamber coach at the NJ Youth Symphony program.
 
Natasha has a B.A. in Music from Franklin & Marshall College, where she was a Marshall Scholar; an M.A. in Flute Performance from Montclair State University; and has completed doctoral coursework at Rutgers University, where she studied with Bart Feller (NJSO) and served as Co-Principal of the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and co-adjutant faculty as a chamber music coach, as well as worked regularly with the Baroque Ensemble and Helix! New Music Ensemble.