B i o g r a p h y
Sheila Hornberger is a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where she maintains a small teaching studio, and is founder of the Williamsport Flute Choir. She is currently principal flutist of the Northern Appalachian Wind Symphony of Williamsport, performs with the award winning Penn Central Wind Band, and is a founding member of the Great Lakes Wind Symphony in Rochester, NY. She has twice been a featured soloist with the Imperial Teteques Band of Williamsport. Performances of major works include Mass in b (J. S. Bach, principal), Carmina Burana (Orff), A German Requiem (Brahms, principal), and Cantata 106 Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit (J.S. Bach).
Sheila can be heard on various recordings with the Grammy nominated Mansfield University Wind Ensemble and the Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra, where she was principal flute in both ensembles, including the latest release of the works of David Holsinger, volume 12.
Ms. Hornberger has performed on masterclasses for Gary Shocker, Patricia Spencer, Kathryn Borst Jones, Bart Fellers, Sarah Frisof, Cobus du Toit, and Paul Edmund-Davies. Summer of 2019 she will be attending the International Flute School in Edinburgh, Scotland to study with Paul Edmund-Davies, Ian Clarke, Gitte Marcusson, and Wissam Boustany. Past principal teachers include Dr. Christine Moulton, Dr. Angela McBrearty, and Dana Tan.
Sheila holds a Bachelor's Degree in flute performance from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, has completed graduate studies in performance, and will complete her masters degree in musicology (2020) at Penn State University, where she is a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra. She currently studies with Dr. Naomi Seidman, is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society for Music, and plans to pursue doctoral studies.