Setnor School of Music
Instructor, Applied Music and Performance (Flute)
Flutist Dana DiGennaro has performed throughout the United States, continually displaying her versatility as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Her performances have been hailed by the Houston Post as “keenly focused, joyous and energetic” and by the Southampton Gazette as “breathtakingly beautiful.”
In 1994 DiGennaro was named the only flutist winner of the New York Debut Auditions Award sponsored by Artists International. As a result, she was presented in her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in May 1995. She was the top American prize-winner of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist competition and the grand prize winner of the concerto competition at the International Festival Institute at Round Top.
DiGennaro, a native of Southern California, received a master of music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York City. There she was a recipient of a full-tuition scholarship awarded by the Damrosch Society. Her teachers have included Jeanne Baxtresser, Judith Mendenhall, and Anne Diener Zentner. DiGennaro has performed with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida; the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado; and for five years was the second flutist of the Westchester (New York) Symphony Orchestra. She performs frequently with Symphoria and has also played with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Albany Symphony. She is an active freelance musician and has played flute, alto flute, and piccolo with the touring company of the musicals Wicked, Peter Pan, and in 2016, Phantom of the Opera.
DiGennaro is a member of the flute faculty of Syracuse University and LeMoyne College and maintains a private flute studio at her home in DeWitt, where she lives with her husband, trombonist David DiGennaro, and their two musical children.