Meet Our Musicians

Erinn Frechette

Erinn Frechette


Flutist and piccolo player Erinn Frechette joined the Charlotte Symphony in 2002. Previously, she has also performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Kentucky Symphony and the Charleston Symphony. She currently is a Professor of Flute at Wingate University.

Erinn began playing the flute when she was nine and went on to attend Broad Ripple Performing Arts High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. After high school, Erinn completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Northwestern University and a Master of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is currently finishing a Doctoral degree at the University of Cincinnati as well.

Other accomplishments include winning third place in the Flute Talk Competition and becoming the only person in the history of the National Flute Association to win first place in both the Young Artist Flute Competition and Piccolo Artist Competition.

When she is not playing with the Symphony, Erinn enjoys reading, travel, cooking, World War II history, and spending time with her husband (Martin), son (Alex), and pets (Moxie and Zoe).

First year with the CSO: 2002

Education: Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Doctorate of Music from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Featured performer at National Flute Association conventions in Kansas City and Charlotte, Florida Flute Association, South Carolina Flute Society, and Raleigh Area Flute Association.

Favorite concert experience: Bringing my son to see his first Lollipops concert.

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and son, reading, travel, cooking, learning German.

Favorite thing about Charlotte: The city sits right between the mountains and the coast- we travel often to both places.