Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough

Flutist and Teacher




Currently Professor of Music at The College of Saint Rose, Music Department

Applied flute, Music History, Flute Ensemble, Baroque flute, director of Saint Rose Camerata, faculty chamber ensemble


Former positions:

UAlbany, Lecturer of flute (3 years)

Middle Tennessee State University, tenured, Associate Professor (9 years)

New Mexico State University, part time instructor of flute (2 years)

Skidmore Summer Flute Institute: instructor for several years; flute lessons, ensemble coaching, workshops on Yoga, Baroque flute; Music Technology, Technique


New Mexico State University (BME)

University of Arizona (MM)

The Florida State University, Doctorate in Flute Performance , University Fellowship and Graduate Teaching Assistant


Founder of The Middle Tennessee flute Society; attracted hundreds of flutists and teachers to the annual Middle Tennessee Flute Festivals and master classes 1990-1999; hosted many notable flutists including James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Susan Milan and many others.


Organizes flute festivals and master classes at The College of Saint Rose, hosting many flutists including Elizabeth Rowe, Jan Vinci, Linda Chesis, Alexa Still, Robert Aughtrey, Inna Gilmore, and Amy Porter


National and International Performances and Classes:
Piccolo Spoleto Chamber Music Festival

Venues: Troy Music Hall, Pleshakov Music Center, North Point Cultural Arts Center, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga City Center, WAMC Linda Norris Auditorium, WPLN "Studio C Live" In Nashville, and the Basilica Industria (Hudson, NY), University of Warwick, Coventry, England; University of Szeged, Hungary.


As guest artist in master classes and recitals:

Virginia Commonwealth University, Long Island Flute Club, Skidmore College, University of Szeged, Colgate University


International Tours:

Soloist with the Varna International Chamber Orchestra to Bulgaria and Greece, 2015; performances of Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

Soloist at the University of Szeged, performance of Concertino by Keith Gates with Wind Ensemble, 2017


National and International Conferences:

National Flute Association: As a two-time winner of the NFA Performer’s Competition, she performed at NFA Conventions in Orlando and Kansas City, MO.; also invitations to perform at conventions in Atlanta, Las Vegas, and New York City


2014 British Flute Society International Convention at the University of Warwick near Coventry, England; Yoga for Flutists workshop and participated in master class with Rachel Brown


NYSSMA Festival: Chamber Music Showcase

NYSMDA Summer Festival: Piccolo to Flute clinic


Orchestral Performances:

Currently Principal flutist with the Glens Falls Symphony

Huntsville Symphony (Alabama) section flute

Several appearances as sub: Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, Shaker Mountain Opera, Hudson Chamber Opera, Appalachian Spring with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, several shows at Proctor’s Theater (including Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon)

 Principal Flutist with Albany Symphony Water Music Tour, 2017


Soloist with Orchestra and Band:

Concertino by Keith Gates with University of Szeged, Hungary Wind Ensemble, 2017 (upcoming performance in March 2018 with CSR Win Ensemble)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 by Bach with the Varna International Chamber Orchestra, 2015, Tour to Bulgaria and Greece

Suite in b minor by Bach and Concerto by Ibert: Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Concerto in G by Mozart: The Nashville Symphony

Additional: Huntsville Symphony, The Middle Tennessee Symphony, and the El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Orchestra.

CD Recordings:
Nashville Chamber Orchestra: Harvest Home on Angel Records

Albany Symphony: several recordings on NAXOS, Albany Records labels

American Flute Music: Leaving the Twentieth Century, SOLO CD

Music for a Farce: Stones River Chamber Ensemble

Baroque flute:

Baroque Festival in Greenfield Center, NY for several seasons

Empire Baroque at many venues including The College of Saint Rose and The Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series.


Chamber Music:

Past member of Stones River Chamber Ensemble at MTSU

Currently: Director of Saint Rose Camerata, faculty chamber ensemble in residence at The College of Saint Rose, since 2003

Several venues including Hyde Museum, di Blasiis Concert Series; Schenectady JCC Concert Series; East Greenbush Community Library Concert Series, The College of Saint Rose, UAlbany, Skidmore College



Sonata for flute and harp and the Sonata for flute and guitar by Robert Baksa

Sonata for flute and percussion by Dr. Bruce Roter

Lindisfarne Rhapsody by Philip Sparke (U.S. premiere)

Concerto for by Frigyes Hidas (U.S. premiere)

Divertimento by Alfred Reed (NY State premiere)

Construct and Soundings for flute and strings by Bruce Roter, premiered by Saint Rose Camerata



Composers: Max Lifchitz, John Anthony Lennon,  Mario Davidovsky

Dances: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company; Claire Jacob-Zysman Dancers


Current Projects:

Solo CD and manual of edited solo baroque works in progress

Certified Yoga Instructor; Yoga for Musicians Workshops