Maria Vallejo, flutist selected by competition to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City to
represent Western Michigan University. She is an avid solo, chamber and orchestral musician
who has given performances throughout Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the United
As an orchestral musician, she has played with the Orchestra of the Americas, Texas Festival
Orchestra, The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, the
Amarillo Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra of Quito, with renowned conductors such as Carl
St. Clair, Leonard Slatkin, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Michelle Merrill, and others.
In addition to performing, Ms. Vallejo is a passionate music educator who has given
masterclasses at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Centro Fox and Esperanza Azteca in
Mexico, and has worked as the flute professor at Lippert Music Centre and Ware Academy of
Music in Canada, and the Youth Orchestra of Ecuador Foundation. She was the flute teaching
assistant at the University of Miami, and currently holds the positions of flute and chamber
music teaching fellow at the University of North Texas.
Ms. Vallejo holds degrees from Western Michigan University, the University of Miami and the
Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Currently, she is pursuing the Doctor of
Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas and works as the Digital Community
Manager with the Orchestra of the Americas.