With a passion for both new music and traditional orchestral performance practice, Victoria Calderone Moreira is a flutist, teacher, and director based in Eugene, Oregon.
She was selected as a flute/piccolo fellow for OrchestraNEXT for the 2018-2019 seasons and a performer for the 2018 Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) conference. She has performed with the Eugene Concert Orchestra, the Bloomington Symphony, Louisville Chamber Singers (on Baroque flute), and the Bloomington Chamber Singers. In addition to serving as Principal Flute of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Ms. Moreira has performed with Milwaukee-based new music ensemble Present Music. Victoria has performed with many Indiana University ensembles under the direction of David Effron, Daniel Boico, Clif Colnot, and others. She can be heard on the Naxos premiere of David Diamond’s Sixth Symphony, as recorded by the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the US premiere of Neil Brand’s scoring for Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail.
She received Honorable Mention for the 2020 Eugene Symphony Young Artists’ Guild.
Victoria is a co-founding member of the Achelois Collective, and currently serves as flutist and personnel manager. The Achelois Collective is a women-led cross-continental artists ensemble dedicated to promoting the music of women of color, through avid performance and education for all levels. Victoria is also the flutist of the Willamette Valley Duo, a flute and piano ensemble with her husband and Eugene-based pianist Dr. Eduardo Moreira.
In addition to performing, Ms. Moreira actively teaches students of all ages, either locally in Western Oregon, or virtually around the globe. As part of an Indiana University-led outreach program, Victoria has privately taught students at the Kenyatta University School of Music in Kenya via Skype. She co-founded “Does Your Brain Have a Soundtrack?”, an educational music program directed towards preschool-aged children in Highwood, Illinois. Currently, Ms. Moreira directs the West Winds Flute Choir, a Eugene-based ensemble of local flutists.
Hailing from the Chicago-land area, Victoria received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Kathryn Lukas. Under the tutelage of Dr. Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington and Molly Barth, Ms. Moreira received her Masters’ Degree in Music Performance from the University of Oregon. Her primary teachers have included Molly Barth, Barbara Kallaur, Hideko Amano, and Melissa Ngan. She has also studied privately with Leela Breitkopf, Jonathan Keeble, and Bart Kuijken.
Victoria currently resides in Eugene with her husband Eduardo. She considers herself an activist as well as a performer, with upcoming projects with the WomenSpace organization based in Eugene.