A passionate, colorful, and versatile musician and Georgia native, KELLIE HENRY is an active flutist, teacher, adjudicator, and clinician in the Southeastern United States.
Kellie leads an exciting professional performance career as an orchestral flutist. Most recently, she was appointed 2nd Flute with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and currently plays 3rd Flute/Piccolo and serves as the librarian with the Albany Symphony Orchestra (GA). She has also performed with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra (GA), Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (TN), Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (TN), and Symphony of the Mountains (TN). Kellie has also collaborated and performed with Chris Brubeck and Triple Play, Steep Canyon Rangers, Boyz II Men, and Michael Bearden (current MD for Lady Gaga and former MD for Michael Jackson).
Kellie has competed and received recognition in competitions at the local, regional, and national levels. She was a winner of the National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition, the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (Martin Ballade), 2nd-Prize winner of the Flutissimo Solo Artist Competition at the University of Georgia, and a winner of the Florida Flute Association Piccolo Masterclass Competition.
As a teacher, Kellie’s unwavering dedication to her students shows in her deep understanding of what it means to nurture each student’s potential as a musician and as a human being. She strives to carry on the legacy of her grand teacher, Thomas Nyfenger, to teach great musicians, not just great flutists. As the founder of The Henry Flute Studio, her mission is to create a studio that encompasses an entire enrichment program that extends beyond private lessons, providing unique opportunities to nurture each students' individual growth and personal goals.
Kellie most recently received an Artist Diploma from The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. She previously attended Valdosta State University and The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. She has a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Valdosta State University and studied privately for 6 years prior to collegiate studies. Her primary teachers include Anna Thibeault, Elizabeth Goode, and Andrée Martin.
Kellie currently performs on a silver Brannen Brothers flute with a silver J.R. LaFin headjoint (14K gold riser) and her most recent addition - a Keefe piccolo.
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