Flutist Madeline Aiken hails from Londonderry, New Hampshire, where she graduated from Londonderry High School in 2011. She studied flute with Judy Grant at the Boston Flute Academy and piccolo with Cynthia Myers, piccolo player of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Ms. Aiken studied piano with Rebecca Plummer, a working accompanist and synthesizer player for touring Broadway shows in the greater New England area.
Ms. Aiken was a member of the NH Youth Wind Ensemble and the NH Youth Symphony Orchestra, where she won the concerto competition in 2011. She has also been a member of every Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Ensemble open to woodwind players, progressing through the ensembles since 8th grade. In 2010-2011, she played principal flute with the BYSO’s premier ensemble, the Boston Youth Symphony, led by Federico Cortese.
In 2010, Ms. Aiken attended the famous Greenwood Summer Music Camp, where she worked with musicians from all over the country. She was also selected for the New Hampshire All-State Festival and the New Hampshire Honors Chamber All-State Festival on flute and piccolo. She received the top piccolo score and second flute score in the state. In 2010-2011, she received a four year award, signifying her acceptance into All-State for all four years of her high school career, and an invitation to the All-Eastern Music Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. After high school, Ms. Aiken has gone on to study flute performance with Amy Porter at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.