Alice Dade

I perform as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, and teach at The University of Missouri, Flutes By the Sea, and PRIZM Festival

After I graduated from Juilliard with an undergraduate and graduate degree, I was a fellow at the New World Symphony for three years. I then had the privilege of performing with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as Acting Co-Principal Flute from 2008-2009. Since then I have performed as Guest Principal Flute with Seoul Philharmonic, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, and Bergen Philharmonic ,as well as Guest Piccolo with St. Louis Symphony. I am a Powell Artist and play a handmade 14K Powell with a platinum headjoint.

I'm now the Flute Professor at The University of Missouri and also teach at Flutes by the Sea, PRIZM International Chamber Festival, and in masterclasses across the U.S.

I've worked very hard to become a "Pro" and because of that I can explain, help problem solve, and demonstrate for my students. Whether your low register isn't reliable or you're having trouble interpreting the Nielsen Concerto, I'll help you with motivation, technical aspects, and finding your muse.

You can find more information about my background on my website:

I'll make you work hard but I'm also positive and supportive!

Experience & Education

  • The University of Missouri-School of Music 2011 – Present
    Professor of Flute
    Weekly lessons, Studio Class, Flutist of Missouri Quintet
  • Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra 2008 – 2009
    Acting Co-Principal Flute
    Recorded CD as Principal Flute with soloist Bryn Terfel on Deutsche Grammophon, tours to Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Russia, televised concerts and weekly radio broadcasts
  • New World Symphony 2004 – 2007
    Flute Fellow
    Rotating Flute section, chamber music coachings with Paula Robison and Scott Nickrenz, chamber tour throughout Italy
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Olya Bunger April

My lesson with Alice Dade was great! She was able to diagnose my problems right away and suggested exercises to fix them. After trying them out I am confident that with regular practice I will get the results I want. Her friendly and down-to-earth approach made me very comfortable and facilitated a great learning experience. I am planning on taking more lessons with her in the future and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to improve on their flute playing.

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