B.M. University of New Hampshire
M. M. The Pennsylvania State University
D.M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Eileen Yarrison has taught flute courses and has been an orchestra mentor at Gordon College since 2008. She also serves on the faculty of the Indian Hill School of Music and maintains a thriving private studio in Beverly, Massachusetts. Dr. Yarrison has been teaching flute for nearly 30 years. Highlights of her teaching career include standing in for each of her teachers at her three collegiate alma maters while they went on sabbatical leaves, 15 years teaching and conducting at the Summer Youth Music School of UNH, and making a “standing-room only” pedagogical presentation at the 1996 National Flute Association convention.
She has performed in the flute sections of the Omaha and Lincoln Symphony Orchestras of Nebraska; the Altoona Symphony, Centre Country Chamber Orchestra, and Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestras of Pennsylvania; and other ensembles. Since 1997, Dr. Yarrison has been the conductor of the Nashua (New Hampshire) Flute Choir, which performs around New England during its yearly concert season. She has led this ensemble of professional and semi-professional flutists in several world premieres, two commissions, and three CD recording projects, including Points of View and A Falls House Christmas.