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Leah Arsenault Barrick


Leah Arsenault was appointed Assistant Principal Flute with the National Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Her previous positions include Acting Associate Principal Flute with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Second Flute with the Louisville Orchestra, as well as appearances as guest Principal Flute with the Seattle Symphony and as Principal Flute with the Crested Butte Music Festival. Arsenault was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and has served as a member of the Spoleto Festival (U.S.A.) orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra. In addition to her professional engagements, Arsenault has won First Prize in numerous competitions across the United States, including the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition, and the Frank Bowen Young Artist Competition.

Arsenault earned her bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Professional Studies Certificate from The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California. Her principal teachers include Bradley Garner, Jim Walker, Tadeu Coelho, Philip Dunigan, and Krysia Tripp.
Leah Arsenault