Haley Bangs, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the Second Flute of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She previously served as Assistant Principal/Second Flute of the Omaha Symphony, and Principal Flute of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. She has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestras.
In addition to her performing career, Haley is a passionate educator. Her teaching career began as a flute instructor for Holland Music Studios in Rochester, NY in 2008. She also served as a group flute and oboe instructor for the Eastman School of Music’s New Horizons Band. During the summer of 2009, she was a teaching assistant for the Seattle Youth Symphony’s summer music program, the Marrowstone Summer Music Festival. From 2015-2017, Haley was the teaching assistant for the flute studio of Bonita Boyd at the Eastman School of Music, where she taught flute lessons and led studio classes for students of both the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester. During her doctoral residency at the Eastman School of Music, Haley was a flute instructor for the Eastman Community Music School. She has also served as a teaching artist for the Very Young Composers’ Seminar, an educational program founded by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Haley is a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music where she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in 2009. While performing in the U.S. Navy Band from 2009-2015, she was able to continue her graduate studies at the Catholic University of America and received her Master of Music Degree in 2015.
During her free time, Haley can be found taking care of her two dogs, Annie and Daisy, and enjoying the outdoors as much as she can. She is also an avid skier and scuba diver.