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Doriot Anthony Dwyer

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Doriot Anthony Dwyer
Birth nameDoriot Anthony
Born(1922-03-06)March 6, 1922
Streator, Illinois
DiedMarch 14, 2020(2020-03-14) (aged 98)
Lawrence, Kansas
Occupation(s)Flutist, professor
Years activefl. ca. 1943–2008
LabelsDeutsche Grammophon

Doriot Anthony Dwyer [ˈdɔːriˌoʊ][1] (March 6, 1922 – March 14, 2020) was an American flutist.

She was one of the first women to be awarded principal chair for a major U.S. orchestra.[1]: 60  She was the principal flute for the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1952 until 1990.[1]: 1  She was second flute for the National Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

She was an Adjunct Professor of Music at Boston University.[2]

She died on March 14, 2020 in Lawrence, Kansas, aged 98.[3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kean, Kristen Elizabeth (2007). First Flute: The Pioneering Career of Doriot Anthony Dwyer (D.Mus.A. thesis). Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University. OCLC 209994674. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  2. "College of Fine Arts: Faculty and Staff". Boston University. Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  3. Kole, William J. (March 16, 2020). "Doriot Anthony Dwyer, second ever female principal chair at major U.S. orchestra, dies at 98". USA TODAY. Retrieved March 16, 2020.