Leah Arsenault Barrick

Leah Arsenault Barrick's Biography

Leah Arsenault Barrick was appointed Assistant Principal Flute of the National Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Her previous positions include Acting Associate Principal Flute with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Second Flute with the Louisville Orchestra as well as appearances as guest Principal Flute with the Seattle Symphony and Principal Flute with the Crested Butte Music Festival. Ms. Barrick was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and has served as a member of the Spoleto Festival (USA) Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra. In addition to her professional engagements, Ms. Barrick has won first prize in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, the Myrna W. Brown Young Artist Competition and the Frank Bowen Young Artist Competition.

Ms. Barrick grew up in southern Maine and began playing the flute at age 9. She earned her high school diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts and her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She also received a Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music.

In addition to her time as a performer, Ms. Barrick has served in teaching positions at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Maryland, College Park. She also enjoys working with flutists out of her home studio in Silver Spring, Maryland, where her students range from beginners to advanced high schoolers or adult amateurs.

Leah Arsenault Barrick's Gear
Leah Arsenault Barrick

Gear List

YFL-974D YFL-A421