Melanie Chirignan @flutistmelaniec

Flute, piccolo, alto flute

Melanie Chirignan @flutistmelaniec

Flute, piccolo, alto flute

About

I earned my Master's in Flute Performance from Hartt (in Hartford, CT), and my Bachelor's in Flute Performance and Music Education at SUNY Fredonia (the boonies, ahem, Fredonia, NY). I play classical music, both old and newly commissioned. My personal website is www.MelanieChirignan.org, and with my quintet's website is www.Quintocracy.org

Music

I am a chamber musician at my core. I love to collaborate with others and most frequently play in duos with guitar, piano, harp, or cello, in a trio with harp and viola, with piano and cello or in a quartet with jazz piano trio.

For solo programs, I have a mix of solo flute works for flute, piccolo, alto flute, from baroque, to modern day. I really love extended techniques like singing and playing, and percussive sounds found in beat box flute, especially when used in an approachable, tonal way. I love to hear, "I didn't know the flute could do all that" after a concert!

My training is in classical music, but lately I've been improvising with pianist Melanie Hardage, and enjoying co-creating music with her.

Videos

Photos

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Audio

Peruvian Suite IV. Zipline by Laurel Zucker for flute and guitar

Vicoria by Karina Contreras for flute and guitar

Two Hearts by Alice Gomez

Close to Home III. Rhythms by Gwyneth Walker

Gravity Flying by Concetta Abbate

Upcoming groupmuses

  • Living room

    Sounds of Japan

    Sunday, Jun 2 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Troy
    • Instruments: flute and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Spots available

  • Sounds of Japan at Arts Letters and Numbers!

    Saturday, Jul 20 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Averill Park
    • Instruments: flute and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Spots available

  • Partially improvised compositions

    Saturday, Jul 27 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Averill Park
    • Instruments: flute and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Spots available

Programs

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Past groupmuses (53)

  • Patio

    Flute and Cello Duo at Vischer Ferry General Store

    Sunday, May 19, 2024 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Clifton Park
    • Instruments: Flute and cello duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 22 hours ago

  • Flute and cello music at Clover Pond Vineyard

    Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 2:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Altamont, NY
    • Instruments: Flute and cello duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened 3 months ago

  • MC^2 performance at cozy and hip Novel Biblio Brew!

    Sunday, Sep 10, 2023 3:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Seward Place, Schenectady
    • Composers: Prokofiev, Clarke, Max Caplan
    • Instruments: flute and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened 8 months ago

  • Music in the music room!

    Sunday, Aug 6, 2023 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Ballston Spa
    • Composers: Hoover, Walker, Aubert
    • Instruments: flute and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 10 months ago

  • Music in the Trees: Classical Flute, Cello, and Piano Trios at the Pine Hollow Arboretum

    Sunday, Jul 9, 2023 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Slingerlands
    • Composers: Tailleferre, Smith Moore, Tann, Caplan
    • Instruments: Flute, cello, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened 11 months ago

  • Melanie Chirignan and Melanie Hardage in Kips Bay

    Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Kips Bay
    • Composers: Satie, Glass, Saint-Saens
    • Instruments: Flute and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 11 months ago

  • Groupmuse For the Birds at Arts Letters & Numbers

    Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Averill Park
    • Composers: Saint-Saens, Messiaen, Vivaldi
    • Instruments: flute and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Arts Letters & Numbers Groupmuse - Flute, Harp, Viola Trio

    Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Averill Park
    • Composers: Debussy,
    • Instruments: Flute, harp, viola
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Arts Letters & Numbers Groupmuse-James St. String Quartet + Flutist

    Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 3:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Averill Park
    • Composers: Dvorak, Ginastera, Foote
    • Instruments: Flute + string quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Ciao Italia!

    Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 1:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Altamont, NY
    • Composers: Puccini, Rossini, Vivaldi
    • Instruments: Flute, piano, oboe
    • Price: $25 tickets ($20 for Supermusers)

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Music at Michele and Dan’s House

    Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Amenia
    • Composers: Beach, C.P.E. Bach
    • Instruments: Flute, keyboard, cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Fangtastic Tunes

    Monday, Oct 31, 2022 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Troy
    • Composers: Saint-Saens, Berlioz
    • Instruments: Flute, oboe, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Dreamy Summer Afternoon: Music for Flute, Cello, and Piano, featuring works by Hillary Tann, Jennifer Higdon, Amy Beach, and more

    Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: New Scotland, Albany
    • Composers: Higdon, Tann, Beach, Bauer, Saariaho
    • Instruments: Flute, cello, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Midsummer night in the Garden

    Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 6:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Guilderland NY
    • Composers: Doppler, Rossini, Bach, Tann
    • Instruments: Flute, oboe, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Tunes and Tea

    Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 1:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Guilderland
    • Composers: Poulenc, Bolling
    • Instruments: Flute, Piano trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Woodwind Jams at Great Flats Brewing

    Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 6:45 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Seward Place, Schenectady
    • Composers: Bach, Doppler, Hillary Tann
    • Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    Musical Story time with Electric City Puppets

    Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 1:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Schenectady
    • Composers: Jim Henson, Alexander Ford
    • Instruments: wind quintet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Classical Trio event

    Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Downtown Troy/Washington Park
    • Composers: Bach, Doppler, Rossini
    • Instruments: Flute, oboe, keyboard
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    From the Four Corners: Music for Flute and Guitar from Around the World

    Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Albany, NY
    • Composers: Contreras, Walker, Kotskyy, Hoover
    • Instruments: Flute and Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Part 4: Music by Women Composers for Woodwind Quintet

    Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Troy, NY
    • Composers: Hoover, Larsen, Higdon, Chaminade, etc.
    • Instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 3 years ago