Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Eileen Yarrison

Department Chair: Woodwinds & Brass
Flute & Director of Flute Orchestra of Groton Hill
Community Engagement Faculty: Lawrence HS, flute
Dr. Eileen Yarrison


B.M., University of New Hampshire; M.M., Pennsylvania State University; D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Eileen Yarrison was the first flutist to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nebraska. (She also majored in German at University of New Hampshire, and attended the Goethe-Institute in Blaubeuren, Germany.) 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, 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. Eileen 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.

When not performing, she teaches flute to students of all ages, holding positions at Gordon College and the Hamilton-Wenham Elementary Music program. She conducts flute ensembles of various sizes, including the Flute Orchestra of Groton Hill. In addition to teaching flute lessons, Eileen also works with flute students at Lawrence High School through Groton Hill’s outreach program.