Mary Ann Archer
Lecturer in Fine Arts
Winston Hall, 206
B.M., University of Cincinnati; M.M., Catholic University of America.Mary Ann Archer, flutist and piccoloist, was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City for over 26 years, from 1977 to 2003, during a period of great artistic acclaim for that ensemble. The orchestra was regularly cited as one of the world's best for its opera and concert performances in New York at the Met and Carnegie Hall as well as throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Ms. Archer can be heard on many of the Met's video and audio recordings. She took early retirement from the Met in the fall of 2003 to pursue solo and chamber music work.
Before playing at the Met, Ms. Archer was principal flutist with the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Opera in her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Her musical educational experience includes a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Music degree from Catholic University of America. Her flute teachers include Jack Wellbaum, former piccoloist of the Cincinnati Symphony, and Julius Baker, former principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic.
Video from the Speak! Abroad blog owned by Christina Ball.
The Archer Family in Todi, Italy
On one of the last evenings in June, with the city blessed by an interlude of coolness, the Archer family - composed of Mary Ann, Frank and Sarah - caressed with their notes the majesty of the Church of the Consolation. A quote from an article in the Arte E Cultura magazine.
The Archers will be in concert again in Todi the week of December 13, 2010.