Tereasa Payne, NYC flutist/world flutist/woodwinds specialist, has performed her “Flutes of the World” concert throughout the country, including a recent performance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The program features Tereasa performing on 20 world flutes while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one. Passionate about sharing these world flutes, Tereasa often works as a consultant with composers, orchestrators, and arrangers as they score for these unique and beautiful instruments.

Tereasa is a regular sub with Disney’s The Lion King both on Broadway and on the National Tour where she performs on 13 flutes from around the world. She has also played on Broadway with Allegiance, Amazing Grace, The Phantom of the Opera, and Something Rotten.  She has been heard in concerts throughout the world, as well as on recordings for commercials, video games, pop & Christian artists.  She has appeared playing panflute with Kygo on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” performing on ocarina at the Gaslight Café in "The Marvelous Mrs Masiel" and as an orchestra member on NBC’s “Smash.” 

Tereasa has performed on flute, world flutes and multiple woodwinds with numerous orchestras and artists throughout the U.S, including: The Orlando Philharmonic, The Temptations, Idina Menzel, Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, Frank Sinatra Jr, Dennis DeYoung of STYX, The Four Tops, Il Divo, and Robert Goulet. 

Tereasa is a founding member of the Areté Woodwind Doubling Quartet, a unique ensemble that has commissioned and premiered several new works for woodwind doubling quartet.  The ensemble’s primary objective is to raise awareness of woodwind specialists and their high level of performance ability.  Of Tereasa’s musicianship, world-renown flutist, Jim Walker, has said:  “Tereasa Payne is one of the bright new woodwind stars on the planet. She is helping to redefine the stereotype of just what is a woodwind doubler.” 

Tereasa is proud to have studied flute with Marianne Gedigian at Boston University, Trygve Peterson at Arizona State University, Patricia Masek at Augustana College, and Cindy Meyers (currently solo piccolo with the Boston Symphony) in Omaha, Nebraska. Tereasa has studied world flutes with Jim Walker, David Weiss (NYC Lion King Ethnic Flutist), and Kay Ragsdale (Lion King Tour Ethnic Flutist). She has studied saxophone and clarinet with Sal Lozano (LA Studio Musician and Member of the Big Phat Band), Ed Joffe (NYC Woodwinds Artist), and Simon Hutchings (NYC Woodwinds Artist). Tereasa uses the vast knowledge gained from these amazing teachers to maintain a private studio of talented students around the world, both in person and via online lessons. She also is on the teaching faculty at Third Street Music School and Bloomingdales School of Music, both located in NYC.


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