Cassie Lear

Flutist and Teacher

Photography by  David Dosset  2015

Cassie is a performer and teacher recently moved to Seattle, Washington after completing her master’s studies in Texas. She is currently on the board of the Seattle Flute Society and will direct the SFS Horsfall Competition in 2019. She also subs with groups in the greater Seattle area, most recently the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and teaches private lessons at her home and through the Edmonds Public School District north of Seattle, as well as at Music Works Northwest in Bellevue and Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle. She plays with the flute/marimba duo SoundPoint, and is recording new works for flute and French horn in May 2018.

In 2017 Cassie won first place at the Seattle Flute Society Young Artist Competition and the Maverick Flute Competition. She has performed at the International 



Computer Music Conference, LaTex Electronic Music Festival, SoundSCAPE New MusicExchange, the New York City Electroacoustic Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and at SEAMUS. She received her MM in Performance from the University of North Texas and her BM in Performance from the University of Oregon.

She has also performed at the International Lyric Academy in Italy, nief norf Summer Festival, the Marina Piccinini Masterclass, Aria Summer Academy, and performed with Nova,  the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, the University of Oregon Symphony, the Oregon Wind Ensemble, the Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra, and the Eugene Contemporary Chamber ensemble, and has been featured on the soundtrack of two short films, several plays, and one feature-length horror film.