Stacy Newbrough Ascione is a graduate of The University of North Texas, where she earned a B.M. in Flute Performance. She then graduated with a M.M. from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Walfrid Kujala, renowned flutist and solo piccoloist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner. Other notable flute pedagogues with whom Stacy has studied include: Elizabeth Rowe, Laurie Sokoloff, Linda Lukas, Mary Karen Clardy, Terri Sundberg, Kathleen Chastain, and Margaret Linnan Kegel.
In addition to performing with The Apollo Orchestra, Stacy is also the Principal Flutist of The United Stated Air Force Concert Band in Washington, DC. Before joining the Air Force, Ascione was winner of the National Flute Association's 1995 Piccolo Masterclass Competition. Subsequently she was invited to tour with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra as piccolo soloist. Stacy has also had the honor of touring throughout the U.S. and Russia as piccoloist with the American-Russian Youth Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
Now an active freelance musician in the DC Metro area, Ms. Ascione has performed with the American Festival Pops Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Prince William Symphony Orchestra, the Maryland Choral Society Orchestra, the Solano Symphony Orchestra, the Garland Symphony Orchestra and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. She has also done extensive studio work with the American Symphonic Winds and the Washington Winds.