Ellen Huntington


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  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • Glenbrook South High School
  • Highland Park High School

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Professional Associations

Chicago Flute Club, National Flute Association


  • Faculty, North Park University
  • DM, Northwestern University
  • Students consistently successful in auditions and competitions
  • Studio Recital 1-2 times per year
  • Active Soloist, Chamber Music , and Orchestral Performer
  • Miyazawa Artist



Background & Experience

Ellen Huntington holds the second flute position with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She has been a guest recitalist at the Chicago Cultural Center, Augustana College, and the University of Chicago, and has performed as soloist at the Kennedy Center and at the National Flute Association Convention in New York City. Ellen also performs with harpist Lillian Lau as a founding member of the Lyrebird Ensemble, featured performers and presenters at the 2010 American Harp Society National Conference in Tacoma, WA. She is the recipient of the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Award and the Farwell Award from the Musicians Club of Women in Chicago. Ms. Huntington is on the faculty of North Park University and maintains a large teaching studio in the Chicago suburbs. She received her Bachelor of Music degree Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University studying with Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef and continued her studies with Jean-Claude Gérard at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany, as the recipient of a Fulbright Grant. Ellen was awarded a University Fellowship to pursue her Master of Music degree with Katherine Borst Jones at The Ohio State University. She recently completed the Doctor of Music degree at Northwestern University with the dissertation, “The Flute and Harp in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.”