Adeline DeBella is a contemporary flutist and chamber musician based in New York City.
Shes specifically interested in commissioning and performing works for alto and bass flutes,
bringing their lush sonorities and extended timbral possibilities to new audiences. She is a
founding member of the Dice Trio, an ensemble committed to commissioning boundary
pushing and socially-engaged works for flute, saxophone, and trumpet.
Recently, Adeline was selected as a performance fellow for the SPLICE Institute, Nief-Norf
Summer Festival and the Composers Conference Contemporary Performance Institute at
Brandeis University, where she collaborated with composers to premiere new works. She has
attended the Consummate Flutist at Carnegie Mellon University and le Domaine Forget de
Charlevoix in Québec, and has performed in masterclasses for flutists Robert Dick, Leone
Buyse, and Mario Caroli.
Outside of performing, Adeline has experience in a variety of administrative roles. She is the
marketing administrator of the Association of Body Mapping Education, a playtester at the
Flute Center of New York, and the Assistant to the Artistic Directors for Music from Angel Fire.
She has previously worked as a technology producer for the National Flute Association, and
assisted with organizing and recording the Purchase Flute Studio Commission Project.
Adeline is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in the Contemporary Performance Program at
Manhattan School of Music, where she is a student of Tara Helen O’Connor. Adeline earned a
Master’s degree in flute performance from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College,
where she was the Graduate Assistant to the head of the Classical Division. She received a
Bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Columbus State University as a student of Andrée