See the NOI+F faculty in action in our open masterclasses! As a courtesy to the musicians, please arrive early and be seated prior to the start of the class. Late seating will occur during breaks and at the discretion of the usher.
Amanda Blaikie is known for her sparkling tone and sensitive, expressive musicality. She was appointed Second Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Leonard Slatkin in 2015, previously holding the position of Principal Flute with both the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera in Florida. Other previous orchestral positions include Principal Flute with the Miami City Ballet and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed extensively with the New York Philharmonic, including a Live from Lincoln Center television broadcast, Carnegie Hall performances and a European Tour. Amanda is an NOI+F alumna, having performed with the NOI Philharmonic for two summers.