Principal flute dies, 72

Principal flute dies, 72


norman lebrecht

January 21, 2021

The death has been announced of Sharyn Byer, former President of the Flute Society of Washington and holder of the President’s Award. She had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

A graduate of the University of Miami School of Music, Sharon was principal flute in a number of orchestras, among them the McLean Symphony and Capital City Symphony.

Funeral and memorial details here.



  • Alank says:

    I play in the McLean Symphony, one of several community orchestras in the DC region. She was a very fine musician. RIP