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Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: School of Music

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Ayca Cetin

Assistant Professor of Flute

Mailing Address
 

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, ID 83844-4015

 

Ayça Çetin currently serves as the assistant professor of flute at University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music. Previously, she held positions as principal flutist of the Panama City Symphony Orchestra, visiting lecturer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and adjunct professor of flute at Curry College. Praised for her excellent intonation, fine timbral blend, impeccable articulation, and brilliant technical command, Çetin continues to share her passion in performing, commissioning new music, and teaching.

  • D.M., Florida State University
  • Graduate Performance Diploma, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • M.M., Central Michigan University
  • B.M., Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory


Ayça Çetin serves as the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music. Previously, she held positions as Principal Flutist of the Panama City Symphony Orchestra, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Adjunct Professor of Flute at Curry College. Praised for her excellent intonation, fine timbral blend, impeccable articulation, and brilliant technical command, Dr. Çetin continues to share her passion in performing, commissioning new music, and teaching.

Having performed in Europe, United States and Asia, Çetin has made appearances at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Kyoto Cultural Center and Istanbul Fulya Sanat Hall. The national and international festivals and conventions she has performed include the International Eskisehir Music Festival, International Mersin Music Festival, The National Flute Association, Kosovo Flute Sounds Festival, British Flute Society, Italy Falaut Festival, Chicago Flute Club, New York Flute Club, and Hot Springs Music Festival.

Çetin is a founding member of Duo Esplanade (flute, clarinet) and Cosmos New Music (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano). She recently took Duo Esplanade to Japan, Germany, and Turkey to perform and give flute and clarinet masterclasses. The workshop on new music and improvisation at Carnegie Hall at Resnick Education Wing was one of the highlights in DuoEsplanade’s previous seasons. Along with the ensemble she was broadcasted live on New York Public Radio WQXR, Boston Public Radio WGBH, and Florida’s WFSQ 91.5-FM. California, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minneapolis, and Ohio are some of the states she toured as part of the Duo. Her quintet Cosmos New Music performed at Carnegie Weill Hall, Boston New Music Gathering, National Flute Association, Central Florida University, Stetson University and Florida A&M University.

Shortly after coming to US with an interest towards American culture and musical scene, she has received several awards and prizes, among them: 2015 Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Flute Merit Award Competition, 2012 NFA Convention Performers Competition, 2014 NFA Masterclass Performers Competition, and honorable mention award at the Nixon Woodwind Competition in 2012. She was also chosen as one of the finalists of 2015 New York Flute Club Competition.A strong advocate of contemporary and world music, she has worked with Louis Andriessen, Gunther Schuller, David Gillingham, and Libby Larsen, commissioned and premiered several solo and chamber works by Valerie Coleman, Kenji Bunch, Gregory Wanamaker, Roee Ben Sira, David Lipton, Matthew Weaver, Kevin Wilson, Nathan Brown, and Yunus Gencer, among many.

Taking part in the Refik’i Rebab Ensemble’s “Ruhnuvaz” concert series for four years, she recorded and released a Turkish music album titled “Subh-u Seher” in 2011. In addition to playing Turkish and Eastern European music in various chamber groups, she was hand-selected to perform alongside the famous Greek singer Mario Frangoulis during his 2014 concert season.

Presently Cetin is touring as a soloist and a chamber musician, performing with orchestras including Panama City Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, New Manhattan Sinfonietta, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Ocala Symphony Orchestra and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra while maintaining her online flute studio.

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Çetin received her degrees from Florida State University, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Central Michigan University, and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory in Istanbul. She had the privilege to serve as a teaching assistant of Eva Amsler and Joana White during her graduate degrees. Her other primary teachers and mentors are Linda Toote and Vieri Bottazzini. Ayça Çetin is sponsored by Miyazawa Flutes.

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: School of Music

Map