Sharon W. Sparrow
Sharon Sparrow is currently Acting Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She remains tenured in the position of Assistant Principal Flute and was also tenured as DSO’s Second Flutist for nine years. Sharon is a sought-after trainer for musicians taking orchestral auditions. Her specialty is helping with their mindset and confidence through detailed preparation. Her book, “6 Weeks to Finals”, published by Theodore Presser was awarded one of the “Top New Publications of 2016” from the National Flute Association. In August 2018, Presser also published her set of duets, “Telemann for Two”. Besides having been a frequent concerto soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Sharon is a hands-on advocate for music education, and has hosted and written children’s shows for both the Detroit Symphony and CutTime Players. Former Principal positions include the Memphis Symphony and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and guest appearances with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Hong Kong and Baltimore Symphonies. Sharon has earned degrees at The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music, studying with Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger and Geoffrey Gilbert.