Flutist Jacqueline DeVoe is an active freelancer throughout New England and performs regularly with Cantata Singers, Emmanuel Music, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Symphony New Hampshire and other ensembles.
Ms. DeVoe is the principal flute of the Berkshire Symphony, as well as former principal flutist of the Mexico City Philharmonic, a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow and has performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, she has been presented in solo and chamber music concerts in Europe, Mexico and the US, including 4 solo recitals in Jordan Hall. A strong advocate of music education in public schools, Ms. DeVoe plays with the North Winds Quintet, which presents educational concerts in schools throughout Massachusetts under the auspices of Young Audiences. Ms. DeVoe has created and directed chamber music concerts for the Newport Symposium and has been an Artist Teacher for NPR’s “From the Top” which brings gifted young artists into Massachusetts public schools. Additionally, she served for 8 years as president of the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition, which hosts an annual competition for Boston-area flutists.
Ms. DeVoe holds faculty positions as the Artist Associate of Flute at Williams College and, beginning in Sept 2019, Amherst College. She has taught at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School faculty since 1990 and for the past 7 summers at the International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy.
In addition to B.M. and M.M. degrees from New England Conservatory, she was a two-time recipient of the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund grant and the Austrian Government’s Stipend for Foreigners, and completed a diploma at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. Her primary teachers were Claude Monteux, John Heiss and Wolfgang Schulz.