Cassie Lear

Flutist and Teacher

Photography by  David Dosset  2015

Cassie is a performer and teacher living in Seattle, Washington. She is currently on the board of the Seattle Flute Society and will direct the SFS Horsfall Competition in 2019 and 2020. 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 at Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle.

Cassie is a past first place winner of the Seattle Flute Society Young Artist Competition, the Maverick Flute Competition, and an alternate winner of the Francis Walton Solo Competition, as well as winning an Audience Choice award at the LaTex Electronic Music Festival. Cassie performs and subs with groups in and around the Seattle area, including Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, the SoundEdge Orchestra, and Puget Sound Strings, and has also performed at the National Flute Association Annual Conference, the International Computer Music Conference, the Oregon Bach Festival, the International Lyric Academy in Italy, nief norf Summer Festival, and has been featured on the soundtrack of two short films, several plays, and one feature-length horror film.

Most recently Cassie spent the summer in Kolkata, India, working with both the Kolkata Symphony and performing in outreach concerts bringing Western classical music performances to children who wouldn’t normally get to hear them. While in India she performed the Godard Valse with the Kolkata Symphony.

 Her trio, Onomatopoeia, is currently working on a recording project involving commissioning 10 Pacific Northwest based composers to write pieces for their unique and beautiful ensemble of flute, saxophone, and French horn, and Cassie will release her first solo album in collaboration with Steven Luksan in October 2019.