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About Allison Hughes

Allison Hughes
Allison Hughes
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Avon, CT
Speaks: English
Instructs: Flute
Education: Master's of Music in Flute Performance, The Hartt School; Bachelor's of Music in Flute Performance, The Hartt School
Teaching Philosophy: My primary goal as a teacher is to inspire a life-long love for music and learning in my students. I believe in an individualized approach tailored to each student, based on a strong foundation of sound, rhythm, and technique. I believe that studying music improves every aspect of our lives. It teaches us how to diligently work at something and that consistent, thoughtful practice will make even a difficult passage feel easy.

Get to know Allison Hughes

Award-winning flutist Allison Hughes enjoys a diverse and exciting career of solo, chamber, and orchestral performances. She gave her Carnegie Hall debut in January 2016 as a founding member of Duo Alterity, which has garnered first prizes in the 2020 CMFONE International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, 2016 Vivo International Music Competition, 2016 Hartt Chamber Music Competition, and 2017 Music of America’s Great Composers Competition.

Allison is currently Principal Flutist of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. Passionate about the flute as a solo instrument, Allison has performed the Liebermann Flute Concerto with the Hartt Orchestra. With Duo Alterity Allison was an Artist-in-Residence for the 2018 and 2019 seasons of Connecticut Summerfest Contemporary Music Festival, and has given performances at notable venues including The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and the Governor’s Mansion in Hartford, Connecticut.

Allison has performed extensively in masterclasses for world renowned musicians including Emmanuel Pahud, the Imani Winds, the Lions Gate Trio, Amy Porter, Judith Mendenhall, Denis Azabagic, Andrew York, Oscar Ghiglia, and Antigoni Goni.

A sought-after teaching artist, she holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Flute Performance from The Hartt School, where she studied with internationally acclaimed flutist Janet Arms. Allison loves sharing her passion for music and life with students, collaborators, and audiences alike. 

Allison Hughes teaches at:
315 W Main St
Avon, CT 06001
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