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Chelsea Knox is the principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A sought-after performer, Ms. Knox has held positions as assistant principal flute of the Baltimore Symphony and principal Flute of the New Haven and Princeton Symphonies. She has been hailed by the New York Times for her warmth, precision, and clarity, as well as by the New York Classical Review for her “expressive life and full tone.”

An active orchestral and chamber musician, Ms. Knox has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and IRIS Orchestra. Additionally, she was a member of the acclaimed woodwind trio, ETA3, managed by Manhattan Music Ensemble.​

As a soloist, Ms. Knox has performed concertos with the Baltimore Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Manchester Symphony, Juilliard Lab Orchestra, and Connecticut Youth Symphony. She has won competitions including the New York Flute Club Young Artists Competition and the Hartford Symphony Young Artists Competition.​

Ms. Knox earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City as a student of Jeffrey Khaner. A native of Litchfield, CT, she received her early training at the Hartt School of Music, where she studied with Greig Shearer. In her spare time she is an active visual artist and her work has been displayed in galleries in New York and Connecticut.

Eric Stephenson is cellist and cofounder of the high energy chamber group Project Trio.  The group was founded in 2005 and has since been active educating and performing for audiences around the world.  Mr. Stephenson has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony, Milwuakee Symphony, Toronto Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and LA Chamber orchestra, among many others, performing original compositions and arrangements.  He has been key in engineering, mixing, and producing their five acclaimed albums, which have topped the classical and jazz iTunes charts.  Teaching has been an important part of Project Trio’s mission and they have worked with over 300,000 students worldwide and held intensive music camps around the country.  In 2013 they were selected as musical ambassadors for the United States and were sent on a government sponsored tour of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

In addition to chamber music, Mr. Stephenson has held an exciting and varied orchestral career.  A native of Louisville, KY, Mr. Stephenson began playing the cello at the age of three.  His musical studies include degrees with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, as well as an alumni achievement award.  He was the principal cellist of the Caton Symphony in Ohio and also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra.  His solo career led him to perform concerti with the Louisville Orchestra, World Youth Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra.  Today he continues to perform regularly with the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, TN and is a renowned studio musician.  He has appeared on indie, pop, and rock recordings by artists such as Son Lux and Dawn Landes as well as commercials for Nike, Smartcar, and Tide.

In his spare time Mr. Stephenson plays all genres of music and many different interments including the piano, guitar, banjo, and mandolin.  He enjoys cooking Italian food and collecting vinyl records. 

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 1 CONCERT, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 MASTERCLASS 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 2 FLUTE CHOIR READING and FINALE, 3:30 p.m.

If you require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Taylor at 315.443.2191 or mjtaylor@syr.edu two weeks prior to the event date.


Free and open to the public.


This event will be streamed live. Please note that the video player will not become active until immediately prior to the concert’s start time.

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For most concert events in Setnor Auditorium, free and accessible concert parking is available on campus in the Q-1 lot. When parking for concert events, please inform parking attendants that you are attending an event at Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College so they may direct you. 

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