Madalyn Mackey

Flute Faculty

Madalyn Ellingson Mackey holds a Bachelors Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Julia Bogorad-Kogan, principal flute of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, baroque flute with Immanuel Davis, and pursued studies in piccolo outside the university with Roma Duncan Kansara, piccolo player of the Minnesota Orchestra.  She has participated in masterclasses with Jonathan Keeble, professor of flute at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Christine Smith, Keith Underwood, professor of flute at the Mannes College of Music, and Alexander Technique teacher Pedro de Alcantara.  From 2009-2010 she held the Principal Flute position with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and was a featured soloist during their 2010-2011 season, performing Vivaldi's Concerto for Piccolo in C Major.  Most recently she has performed as a substitute musician with the Dubuque Symphony.

An avid chamber musician, Madalyn was a founding member of the Kalos Winds Woodwind Quintet, a group that focused on educational outreach to local schools, and performing diverse public recitals.  She studied chamber music extensively in college with Norbert Nielubowski, contrabassoonist of the Minnesota Orchestra, and Kathy Kienzle, principal harp of the Minnesota Orchestra.  She continued her chamber music education by studying with Jonathan Keeble and the Prairie Winds at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Camp for three summers. Madalyn is the Education Programs Manager and Orchestra Librarian for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.  She lives in Platteville with her husband, UW-Platteville clarinet professor Corey Mackey, and two mischievous kitties, Winks and Gus.



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