is a flautist, piccolo player and teacher born Virginia Scheyer
to a family where her father was the founder of the Arts Department at
Wayne State University and her mother was a talented keyboard player who
became the president of one of the music societies based in Detroit.
took her studies at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, before
leaving to get married. She
continued her career as a private flute teacher and performed in CBC
concerts as well as bringing up two daughters who both later became
professional woodwind musicians in Sweden.
later re-married the cellist and conductor David Miller and their son
Benjamin Miller became a bass guitarist.
She went on to become a flautist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
and remained with them for 19 years, appearing in numerous concerts and on
many recordings. She has also
performed with the Amati String Quartet.
her work as an orchestral and studio musician she has appeared on albums
that include Adeste Fidelis
by Gino & Louis Quillico, Judy Loman and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra &
Children’s Chorus, Mostly Railroad Music by Eldon Rathburn, With This Kiss by Amy Sky, My Heart
Soars by the Toronto Children’s Chorus, For the Birds by
Laurence Trott, Orchestra by Peter Ustinov
and Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Mozart’s Magic Fantasy and Vivaldi’s
Ring of Mystery in the Classical Kids series.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Recordings
Cantique de Noel (Adolphe
SMCD 5119 I (CD - Adeste Fidelis)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra and
Conductor - Jean Ashworth Bartle
Soloists - Louis and Gino Quilico