Dianne Spoto

Dianne Spoto has enjoyed an exciting career in the music industry for over 25 years, spanning a myriad of genres and styles. A classically trained flutist, Ms. Spoto has also succeeded as a pop singer-songwriter, music journalist, and recording industry executive. 

A Syracuse, New York native, Ms. Spoto holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston and a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance and Mannes College of Music in New York City. Her renowned teachers included Julius Baker, Paula Robison, Leone Buyse, and Judith Mendenhall. 

Ms. Spoto performs with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, North Shore Symphony Orchestra, and the Eglevsky Ballet. She has performed with symphonies, chamber ensembles, and as soloist in concert halls around the country, including New York City’s Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall. Ms. Spoto is a winner of the Syracuse Symphony Young Artist Competition, and two-time finalist in the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition in Boston.  She has appeared on MTV, VH1, CBS and NBC News both as a performing artist and as a music journalist.

Ms. Spoto has previously taught at Long Island School of Music, Lucy Moses School of Music, and St. Thomas Boys Choir School. Incorporating a systematic teaching method resulting in a high level of success in student festivals and competitions, students are drawn to her inspiring, encouraging teaching style and infectious enthusiasm.  Ms. Spoto joined the Joy of Music flute and Early Childhood Music and Movement faculty in the fall of 2021.


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