for the Musicians' Portrait Project, at Edmonton's Winspear Centre.
Shelley Younge, Assistant Principal flutist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, is a native Albertan who received her Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music. Her work there led her to master classes with notable flutists such as Julius Baker (former principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra) James Galway, Walfred Kujala (piccolo player of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Peter Lloyd and Jean Pierre Rampal.
She has performed as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Edmonton Chamber Orchestra, and with such notable performers as Celtic harpist Mary O’Hara and soprano Lois Marshal. Shelley’s orchestral career has included work as principal flutist of the Banff Ballet Orchestra, as well as performances with the Banff Festival Orchestra, Pro Coro Canada and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, and numerous chamber music performances.
Renowned for her teaching, Ms. Younge held the distinguished position of Francis Winspear Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta Department of Music for several years, where she continues to teach. Her other activities as flute instructor have included the Music Camrose and MusiCamp Alberta provincial music camps, the Alberta College Conservatory of Music and the Banff International Music School.
Shelley has championed the music of new composers and has recorded several discs for the Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society ( http://tonusvivus.com/ ) .