A native of New York, Linda Toote is the Principal Flutist of the Boston Lyric Opera. A frequent performer with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops and Esplanade Orchestras as Principal Flute, Second Flute and Piccolo, she has also appeared as soloist with these groups on several occasions. She has held Principal Flute positions with the Tampa, Atlanta and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras, and the Santa Fe and Lake George Opera Orchestras. Ongoing invitations from the Baltimore, Detroit and St. Louis Symphonies have included recording and touring with these orchestras. She has been engaged by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for multiple tours of European festivals.
Ms. Toote is the full- time flute instructor of flute at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, is the Director of Woodwind Chamber Music and serves as the Woodwind Coordinator. Ms. Toote has collaborated with the Muir Quartet in a residency of the composer Joan Tower at Boston University and has performed as soloist with both the Boston University Wind Ensemble and with the Boston University Chamber Orchestra.
During the summer months she serves as the Director of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Flute Workshop, continues a decade long association with the ARIA International Academy and beginning this summer will join the faculty of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. In addition to an invitation to serve as guest recitalist and clinician at the Northern California Flute Camp, she has coached chamber music and masterclasses at the Tanglewood Music Center.