Principal flutist Deborah Handley has a solid musical pedigree, having studied with Julius Baker (ret.) of New York Philharmonic, Patricia Kendall (ret.), of the Philadelphia Opera and Loren Lind of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Deborah has performed in masterclasses by Michele DeBost, of the Paris Conservatory, celebrated flutists Jean Pierre Rampal and William Montgomery, as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s John Krell (ret.). She is also a winner of the Baltimore Music Club’s Baltimore Flute Competition and has performed as soloist with Saratoga Summer Orchestra, Lyric Band of Hanover and the Westminster Symphony Orchestra.
In addition, Deborah has performed with numerous chamber groups, orchestras and flute choirs in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania areas, variously over more than 25 years. She also has played at The Lyric in Baltimore, The Academy of Music in Philadelphia and Carnegie Hall, in New York City.
Deborah and her husband moved to Florida in 2017, where she currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Hussian College.