With a passion for both new music and traditional orchestral performance practice, Tori Calderone is a flutist and music educator based in Eugene, Oregon. She was selected as a fellow for OrchestraNEXT for the 2018-2019 season and a performer for the 2018 Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) conference. She has performed with the Eugene Concert Orchestra, the Bloomington Symphony, Louisville Chamber Singers (on Baroque flute), and the Bloomington Chamber Singers. In addition to serving as Principal Flute of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Ms. Calderone has performed with Milwaukee-based new music ensemble Present Music. Tori has performed with many Indiana University ensembles under the direction of David Effron, Daniel Boico, Clif Colnot, and Marzio Conti. She can be heard on Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of the premiere recording of David Diamond’s Sixth Symphony, recorded for Naxos; she can be heard in the US premiere of Neil Brand’s scoring for Alfred Hitchcock’s film Blackmail.
In addition to performing, Ms. Calderone actively teaches in Western Oregon, with students from age 8 to age 79 both in-person and via Skype. As part of an Indiana University-led outreach program, Tori has privately taught students at the Kenyatta University School of Music in Kenya via Skype. She co-founded “Does Your Brain Have a Soundtrack?”, an educational music program directed towards preschool-aged children in Highwood, Illinois.
Hailing from the Chicago-land area, Tori received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Kathryn Lukas. Her primary teachers have included Molly Barth, Barbara Kallaur, Hideko Amano, and Melissa Snoza. She has also studied privately with Leela Breitkopf, Jonathan Keeble, and Bart Kuijken. Under the tutelage of Dr. Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Ms. Calderone is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Performance at the University of Oregon.
Concerto Grosso — Michael Foumai
for flute, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, horn, piano (4 hands), 3 violins, viola, 2 cellos, bass, conductor
Masses Oppress — Max Eidinoff
for 4 flutes, harp, conductor
Remembrance of a Duty — Sepehr Pirasteh
for conductor, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, French horn, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass