Anne Whaley Laney

The Mr. and Mrs. George M. Stephens Chair

Prior to becoming principal flute with the North Carolina Symphony, Anne Whaley Laney was Principal Flute with the Canton Symphony and piccoloist with the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

She has appeared as flute soloist with the St. Louis Symphony as its 1982 Young Artist winner, playing Mozart’s Concerto in D Major, K.314, and with the Canton Symphony, playing John Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy. She has been featured with the North Carolina Symphony in various roles as a soloist. Along with her solo performances, one of her most memorable experiences includes playing at Carnegie Hall in 1987 with the North Carolina Symphony.

A native of Alton, Ill., Laney earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University where she studied with Gerald Carey, and her master’s degree from DePaul University where she studied with Donald Peck.

Laney and her husband, attorney/mediator Frank, are loyal Wolfpack fans, attending all of their home football and basketball games.  However, son William is now attending UNC-Chapel Hill, so the whole family, including daughter Megan, are conflicted Wolfpack/Tar Heel followers.