Constance Volk - Flute

Constance Volk is a graduate of DePaul University, where she studied primarily with Mary Stolper. She is currently principal flute of the New Millennium Orchestra, the Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and a founding member of Ensemble Dal Niente. Constance has performed as soloist with the Advent Chamber Orchestra, the Spokane Symphony, the New Millennium Orchestra and the International Contemporary Ensemble. While Constance considers the flute to be her primary instrument, she has also performed throughout Chicago with her voice, guitar and accordion, at such venues as the Velvet Lounge, the Green Mill, Subterranean, the Hideout, and the Lake Shore Theater. Several of her compositions and arrangements have been premiered at the Museum of Modern Ice Exhibit in Millennium Park and at the Hideout. Constance’s metal band, Vicarious, performed at the Palmer House Hotel Ballroom, headlining Chicago’s Looptopia Festival. Constance earned the Ella Fitzgerald Award for outstanding vocalist for her performance at the Essentially Ellington Competition at New York’s Lincoln Center. Constance also works as a designer and visual artist, and is one of the founding members of the artist collective, Catalyst Chicago.

"Music is an engaging form of communication that can be shared around the world without interpreters, without fear of offense, without censorship.  Sometimes it’s even beautiful."