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Nancy Foote

Nancy Foote

Category: Players

About

Nancy Foote

Flute

How were you introduced to your instrument of choice?

I couldn’t decide on an instrument.  I asked the man above to help me choose an instrument and I saw a frog made out of rocks and it had shells in it and the frog was holding a flute.  I  started flute in grade nine and then went on to study it in university.  I went into nursing and when I was studying for exams I would play the flute.  I tried out for one audition at university level and got it.  In the audition I was told I stood out because I had great expression when I played, and that was a rare quality that could not be taught.

What has been your experience playing for the PSO?

I’ve been playing for the PSO for about 6 years now.  It’s nice to be able to keep playing serious music, real music.  Playing with PSO allows me to fit music into my otherwise busy schedule.

Hometown/current residence?

My hometown is Bowmanville Ontario and I currently reside in Campbellford.

What are some of your personal achievements/education?

I have a degree in music from McMaster University and I graduated on the dean’s list with honours.

What are some of your favorite playing styles/techniques/classical musicians/inspirations?

I enjoy studying works from master composers.  I am recognized for my expressive playing style.  I love Rachmaninoff, Faure, Ravel, Schumann, Beethoven and I especially enjoy playing Mozart’s flute concertos.

What are some of your hobbies/personal Interests?

My lifestyle is busy, busy, busy.  I am a music and drama teacher in Bowmanville and I instruct kindergarten to grade 8.