Amanda Blaikie

Flutist and Teacher


Known for her sparkling tone and sensitive, expressive musicality, Amanda Blaikie was appointed 2nd Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Leonard Slatkin in 2016. She previously held the position of Principal Flute with orchestras including the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Sarasota Opera, the Miami City Ballet, and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra.


An avid lover of chamber music, Amanda is an Artist with Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and performs regularly with ensembles including New Music Detroit, Detroit Chamber Players, Cut-Time Players, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, among others.

Amanda has performed extensively with the New York Philharmonic with conductors including Valery Gergiev, David Robertson, Herbert Blomstedt, and Alan Gilbert, with notable performances including a European Tour, Carnegie Hall performance, and Live from Lincoln Center television broadcast. Amanda has also performed with the Orlando Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, Opera Tampa, and New World Symphony, among others.

As a soloist, Amanda regularly presents recitals and masterclasses around the country. Most recently, Amanda performed three Briccialdi Opera Fantasies at the 2018 National Flute Association Convention in Orlando where she was also a judge for the Orchestral Excerpt Competition. This Fall, Amanda will be a concerto soloist with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, performing Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto with Rachel Miller at Orchestra Hall in November. The 2019 year will end with a feature and cover on Flute Talk magazine and a Masterclass at the University of Michigan.

Passionate about teaching and educating, Amanda is a Flute Instructor at Oakland University and is actively involved in the DSO’s Community and Educational Outreach Programs. Last summer, Amanda was a Flute Faculty member at the Pacific Music Institute in Hawaii where she taught and performed, and she will be teaching alongside Robert Langevin as a Faculty Member at Orford Music Academy in Quebec in summer of 2020.


Amanda earned a Professional Studies Degree at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Robert Langevin, Principal Flutist of the New York Philharmonic. She also received a MM in Flute Performance from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music where she studied with Christine Nield-Capote and Jenny Robinson, and a BA in Music from Principia College where she studied with flutist and pianist Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish.


Album Release! 


Concerts & News

September 14, 8PM

New Music Detroit

Strange, Beautiful Music 12, The Cube


October 28, 4:30 PM

Flute Masterclass

The University of Michigan


November 8, 7:30 PM

Soloist, Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto

Rachel Miller, harp

Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra,

Orchestra Hall

November 15, 8:00 PM

DCWS Nightnotes Series Recital

with Cheryl Losey, harp

and Rudolf Ozolins, piano

Hagopian Rugs, Birmingham

December 8, 2:00 PM

Detroit Chamber Players

Poulenc Sextet

St. John's Episcopal, Farmington Hills

December 15, 3:00 PM

Joy to You Benefit Concert

Trinity Lutheran Church, Utica

July 12 - July 18, 2020

Flute Faculty Member with Robert Langevin

Orford Music Academy, Quebec, Canada


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Artwork by Brett Maciag