Maryly Culpepper is currently the Director and Producer of the Fontenay Chamber Players. She received her Doctoral Degree from the USC School of Music, a Masters of Music from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Flute and Music at the New Canaan Country School in Connecticut and principal flute of the Connecticut River Valley Orchestra. Her teachers have included Julius Baker, Jim Walker and Tom Nyfenger. She is a former principal flute with the Portugal Philharmonic, and has played with the New World Symphony. Accepted to the Spoleto Festival, she won a scholarship to the Chigiana Music Academy in Italy.
Ms. Culpepper was a finalist in the National General Motors Seventeen Magazine Concerto Competition and semi-finalist in the Pepsi Cola Competition. She is the principal flute of the Hat City Opera and an active freelancer. She maintains an extensive teaching schedule and performs with the Bridgeport Symphony and New Rochelle Opera.