Sue Gillio, Owner & Flute
Owner of Music Suite 408
, instructor of flute and director of the Illinois Valley Flute Choir, is a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School
attended Western Illinois University
and received a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) and Master of Arts with emphasis in flute performance where she
studied with Gerald Carey.
has performed in masterclasses of Alexander Murray, Eric Hoover, Robin Fellows, Wissam Boustany and further studied with the celebrated Trevor Wye.
is Principal flute of the Illinois Valley Symphony and has performed in the Quad City Symphony, Heartland Philharmonic, Knox-Galesburg Symphony, and Peoria Symphony.
has been a featured soloist with the Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony, Illinois Valley Youth Symphony, Mendota High School Band and Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble.
was a featured soloist with the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra
in 2006 and again in 2014.
Internationally, Ms. Gillio
traveled to Italy (1998, 2004) as part of the Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera and Ballet.
She is on faculty at Illinois Valley Community College.
was a guest clinician at the Western Illinois University
"Living Legacy" tribute to Gerald Carey (2006) presenting a lecture on "Developing a Successful Music Studio" and has been published in Flute Talk Magazine
She is the Education Coordinator of the Illinois Valley Symphony, and on the North Central Illinois ARTworks executive board.
She is a member of the Chicago Flute Club, Quad City Flute Association, Rockford Flute Club and National Flute Association where she has performed for the National Conventions in Columbus, OH (2000) and Dallas, TX (2001).
In 1999, she founded the Annual Summer Flute Retreat and is on the faculty at flute camps in San Diego and at Westminster Choir Conservatory in Princeton, New Jersey.
was awarded the 2014 "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Illinois Valley Small Business Association
students' achievements include: