Georgetta Gatto Maiolo
Georgetta Maiolo is a member of the faculty of Binghamton University and Broome Community College, teaching Flute and directing Flute Ensembles. From 1977 to 1996, she held the position of Assistant Professor of Flute at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. She also taught Flute at Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York and West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. Mrs. Maiolo is a graduate of Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended graduate school at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. She studied with Bernard Goldberg, principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Marcel Moyse at Marlboro School of Music, and Victor Saudek. At the age of 15, she made her solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Mrs. Maiolo is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Very Reverend Thomas J. Quigley Award, the NCMEA National music award, the Pittsburgh Tuesday Musical Club, the Enola M. Lewis Scholarship and the Mu Phi Epsilon Sterling Achievement Award. After 45 years as principal flutist of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra, Mrs. Maiolo retired in 2013. In addition to her playing positions, she held the position of principal flutist and soloist of the B C Pops Orchestra and the Southern Tier Concert Band. Mrs. Maiolo concertizes as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Mrs. Maiolo has been recognized for the breadth of her contributions to performance and music education. She has premiered compositions for flute by Jack Martin, Dan Locklair, Edith Borroff, Malcolm Lewis, Richard Herman, Jeffrey Nitch, Timothy Rolls, Paul Goldstaub, David Gaita, and Richard Hugunine. In 1985, Mrs. Maiolo was honored to conduct the NYSSMA All-State Flute Choir. From 1981 to 2001, she served as the flute chairperson for the NYSSMA Manual. While teaching at Ithaca College, Mrs. Maiolo was the chapter advisor for Mu Phi Epsilon and was a founding member and chapter advisor for Mu Phi Epsilon, Zeta Eta Chapter at Binghamton University. She is a “clinician” for the Selmer Company. She is a member of the National Flute Association, and has recorded for Crest Records and NPR. Her performances have earned her lavish praise: “Georgetta Maiolo provided some exquisite musical moments in her flute solos,” wrote Alice Mitchell in a review in The Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, New York. “Georgetta Maiolo should be singled out for praise in her work with Soprano Louise Wohlafka in the ‘Mad Scene’ in Lucia. Her tone was like another lovely voice in the cadenza…Ms. Maiolo’s wonderful tone and musicianship were in evidence here and through the entire opera,” commented a critic for WSKG-FM radio. In the August 1999 Opera News review of Tri-Cities Opera production of Die Zauberflote, William W. West stated “…with some lovely flute playing from Georgetta Maiolo”.