Dr. Andrea Graves lives in Flagstaff, AZ where she performs piccolo and section flute with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Graves performed extensively in the Camerata Woodwind Quintet and the symphony orchestras of Peoria, IL and Dubuque, IA. She has also performed with Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, the Summergarden Series in New York City and the Canadian Scotia Chamber Music Festival. Other activities include solo recitals and clinics for Festival International de Flauta De Costa Rica, National Flute Association, Florida Flute Association, Mid-South Flute Association and the Flute Societies of St. Louis and Chicago. She has also adjudicated for the Illinois and Texas Music Educators Associations, the College Music Society, the Iowa Flute Festival and Chicago Flute Club Competitions.
Her Crystal Records recording with Camerata Woodwind Quintet features a Meet the Composer/USA commission Woodwind Quintet No. 2 Scenes from Hart Crane by Anthony Iannaccone. Her world-premiere commission project Contemporary Connections in London, UK featured Texturologie II for alto flute and computer by American composer James Caldwell, Sonatina for alto flute and piano by British composer Alexandra Harwood, and her own Progress Press publication Largo for Alto flute or C Flute and Piano by Ludwig von Beethoven based on her award-winning dissertation "Theobald Boehm and The History of the Alto Flute."
Graves served in faculty positions at Western Illinois University School of Music, Texas Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Camp. Her degrees are from Texas Tech University, The Juilliard School and The University of North Texas.
Graves performs on an original YFL-681 Heavy Wall C flute and a YFL-A421 Alto Flute.