Allison Parramore is a Lecturer in Music at Ithaca College, the Artist-Teacher in Flute at the University of Rhode Island, Second Flutist of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (Ithaca, NY) and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Flutist of Boston's Phoenix Orchestra. She has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Festival Orchestra, Odyssey Opera, Albany Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Cape Symphony, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, among others. Ms. Parramore’s awards include first prize in the 35th Annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, which resulted in her solo debut in Boston’s Jordan Hall, first prize of the 2016 Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Competition, and third prize in the 2021 Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She is a founding member of Hathor Winds, a wind quintet who was quarter-finalists in the 2015 and 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalists in the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions, and won the Judges’ Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition.
Ms. Parramore has performed on the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Texas Music Festival, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, and was the teaching assistant at the Brevard Music Center. In addition to her position on the flute faculty in the Natick Public Schools, Ms. Parramore is a frequent guest performer and educator. She has given several lectures and masterclasses at universities and conservatories throughout the United States, most recently presenting her talk, Freelancing and Entrepreneurship: navigating the field from student to full-time music professional. Additionally, she is a regular guest educator for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and has guest taught at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Passionate about service in the arts, Ms. Parramore is the Marketing Coordinator on the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Fund Board of Directors, the Social Media Manager for the Rochester Flute Association, and as the Orchestra Committee Chair of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Parramore’s primary teachers include Linda Toote, Elizabeth Rowe, Susan Thomas, and Jacqueline Goudey. She holds degrees from The Boston Conservatory and the University of Rhode Island where she won the Kingston Chamber Music Award, the Presser Scholarship, and the 2010 Concerto Competition.