Jaye Marsh, flute



Our first responsibility is to the composer...the purity of the music will speak if you first take heed of what is written. The spaces between what is written and what is heard is where the performer breathes, this is the creative space where the soul of a musician lives.

Favourite musicians

Orchestra of the Canadian Opera Co.

James Galway

Patrick Gallois

Magali Mosnier

Edgar Meyer

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Orchestra of the 18thC

Tanahill Weavers

Orchestral links



(coming soon!)

Celebration Duo



  1. www.altusflutes.com

  2. www.nagaharaflutes.com

  3. www.celebrationduo.com

  4. www.ravelry.com


“A creative flutist with a warm sound and compelling stage presence”

Jaye, currently co-principal flutist with Orchestra Toronto was Principal Flutist with The Heliconian Chamber Orchestra, Kindred Spirits Orchestra and co-Principal with the Greater Toronto Philharmonic until 2012. An active freelancer and chamber musician in Toronto, she has also appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles including the KSO and Hart House Chamber Orchestra. Jaye has also performed with a number of ensembles including Etobicoke Philharmonic, the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, Hart House Symphony, Civic Light Opera and Sudbury Symphony.

She appeared as a soloist with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in April of 2012, performing Brian Current’s ‘Concertino for Flutes and String Orchestra’ in the Markham New Music Festival.

Jaye studied with Doug Stewart at the University of Toronto, earning a performance degree. Her other influences include Camille Watts (Toronto Symphony Orchestra),  Christine Little Ardagh (Esprit Orchestra) and master classes with Per Øien, Peter Lloyd, Julius Baker and the online generosity of James Galway.

In addition to performing, Jaye is an active private teacher in her East Wind Flute Studio and a sought-after clinician in local schools.

Jaye is also a part-time editor, pioneer of eco-friendly events, a yarn addict and lives with her husband and two sons in a small house in Toronto, Canada.


Who I am listening to right now...

Dame Shirley Bassey

Jaye plays on an Altus 1507 britannia silver flute with a 925PT50 Nagahara headjoint with a platinum riser.