Sandy Hughes


Sandy Hughes became a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in the 2012-13 season. In addition to LACO, Sandy is a member of the Bateira Trio and on the studio recording roster for Hollywood Scoring. She has appeared frequently with the New York Philharmonic— including a European tour— as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,Colorado Symphony, as guest Principal Flute with the Pageant of the Masters, and was previously a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra.

A Fulbright Grant recipient, and twice a fellow of both the Tanglewood and Aspen festivals, Sandy studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Robert Langevin, and at the Hartt School with John Wion. She simultaneously earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Hartford.

Sandy enjoys spending time with her family in Oregon. She is a sailor, a Strala yogi, a foodie, and she loves to travel with her husband, Patrick. Often found with her nose stuck in a book, her favorite author is Jane Austen.

S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.