Conductor of Flute Ensembles
Flutist Natasha Loomis is an engaging and versatile performer, a dedicated music educator, and a passionate proponent for new music. Loomis is committed to seeking out overlooked gems of the repertoire as well as commissioning new works, presenting programs that are both creative and captivating for audiences. She has performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestral artist throughout the United States, France, Austria, and Peru, and has performed at a diverse range of New York City venues, including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the DiMenna Center, Radio City Music Hall, (le) poisson rouge, Bryant Park Stage, Shapeshifter Lab, the Firehouse Space, and Silvana Harlem.
Past 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 Lake Tahoe Music Festival Orchestra, The Orchestra Now (TŌN), and the Asian Cultural Symphony, among others. Additionally, she has given performances at the National Flute Association Convention, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, the New York Flute Club Fair, and the NJ Flute Fair. Loomis has run a thriving private studio in NJ and NYC since 2009 where her students have successfully auditioned for region bands, pre-college programs such as Juilliard and Mannes, and top college music programs. As an educator, she strives to foster a love of the arts in her students while also giving them a solid foundation in both technique and self-expression. She previously served as Associate Director at New Jersey Woodwind Studio and as faculty at both Montclair State University and Rutgers University’s Extension Divisions. In addition to her work at NJYS, Loomis is the Assistant Director of Con Vivo Music in Jersey City, Adjunct Music Faculty at Kent Place in Summit, and is a founding member of PROTESTRA, an activist orchestra seeking to use classical music to raise both funds and awareness for current societal issues. Loomis received a Bachelor of Music with Honors from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Montclair State University, where she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Laura Dolp.