Elaine Saloio is professor of flute at Westfield State University, and holds teaching positions at Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College and The Community Music School of Springfield in Massachusetts. In addition to her faculty positions, Ms. Saloio teaches master classes throughout New England and most recently at the International Flute Festival in San Jose, Costa Rica. Elaine performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States as well as internationally.
Academic achievements include earning a Master of Music Degree in Flute Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music along with the conservatory’s prestigious Distinction in Performance Award. She holds an undergraduate degree in Flute Performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Saloio is the first prize winner of the James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition in Boston, Massachusetts. As winner she performed at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA. Since 1995 Elaine has been a member of the Board of Directors of this annual flute competition. She has performed with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and has recorded original music for the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Picture Book Theatre, Amherst, MA.
Major teachers include Tom Nyfenger, Lois Schafer, William Grass and Randy Bowman. Ms. Saloio has performed in master classes for renowned flutists such as Jeanne Baxtresser, Paula Robison, John Heiss, and Jean Pierre Rampal.