Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Sperry is entering 11th grade at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, MA in the fall of 2012. Ms. Sperry studied for five years with Amanda Hughes of Chelmsford, MA and is currently studying with Judy Grant of Boston, MA. In October 2007, Ms. Sperry was selected as a finalist in the New England String Ensemble’s flute concerto competition’s 14-and-under category. In 2009, while playing principal flute and piccolo with the NYO, Ms. Sperry won the Nashoba Youth Honors Orchestra’s concerto competition, playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D Major.
Ms. Sperry has played with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Junior Repertory Orchestra and Repertory Orchestra. Currently, she is playing with the Boston Youth Symphony. She has also participated in chamber groups with both the Nashoba Youth Orchestra and BYSO programs. In addition, she has been involved in the Northeast Junior District Festival, earning principal parts in the band and orchestra. In 9th grade, Ms. Sperry was in the Northeast Senior District Festival orchestra and the All-State orchestra. Currently, she is studying in the Young Artist Programs at the Boston Flute Academy and has participated in the BFA masterclasses and recitals. In the fall of 2011, she was selected to play on NPR’s “From the Top” radio show with three other members of the BFA Young Artist Ensemble. She then went on to receive the highest audition score in the state for the 2012 Massachusetts All-State Music Festival, and played principal flute in the All-State Orchestra. Ms. Sperry was named a Young Artist at the BFA in winter 2012.