B.M., Boston Conservatory of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

Elaine Saloio, former Pappoutsakis winner and internationally known flutist, is adjunct professor of flute at Westfield State University. She also holds teaching positions at Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College and The Community Music School of Springfield in Massachusetts. Ms. Saloio's master classes have impressed flutists throughout the eastern United States as well as the International Flute Festival in San Jose, Costa Rica.  In addition to regular performances in the Greater Boston area, Ms. Saloio has performed as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician.  She has also recorded original music for the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's Picture Book Theatre in Amherst, Massachusetts.

As a first prize winner of the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition in Boston, Ms. Saloio performed a solo recital at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. Currently, she proudly serves as a member of the Pappoutsakis' board of directors.

Academic achievements include an undergraduate degree from the Boston Conservatory, and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where she was honored to receive the school's prestigious Distinction in Performance Award.

Major teachers and influences for Ms. Saloio include Tom Nyfenger, Lois Schafer, William Grass and Randy Bowman. She has also performed in master classes for world renowned flutists Jeanne Baxtresser, Paula Robison, John Heiss, and Jean Pierre Rampal.