Nadia Sparrow began her musical training in voice in 1993 at the age of seven. Two years later she began her studies in flute. Nadia showed exceptional promise from a very early age and has been a consistent first place winner at the annual Kiwanis Music Festival. She has played for and studied with many acclaimed artists such as Patrick Gallois, Anne-Elise Keefer, Susan Hoeppner, Peter Lloyd, Timothy Hutchins, James Campbell, Rhian Kenny and Larry Knopp.
At the age of 15 Nadia was awarded the Galaxie Rising Star award and competed at the Canadian Music Competition Nationals. In 2003 Nadia was awarded the prestigious Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Rose Bowl as well as the Austrian Canadian Mozart Society Scholarship. She has attended the Banff Summer Masterclass programs and in the summer of 2004 studied at Worcester College in Oxford, England with the acclaimed flutist and teacher, Peter Lloyd. In 2005 Nadia was awarded third prize at the National Music Festival in Kamloops and was awarded first prize at the Canadian Music Competition Nationals. In 2006 she placed first in the 25 and under category at the Canadian Music Competition finals with her highest mark being 98 percent. Nadia has previously been a member of the Calgary Youth Orchestra and the Senior Academy program at Mount Royal College. In April of 2008 Nadia graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Calgary and in February 2011 was awarded a Master of Music, Flute Solo from McGill University under the direction of Timothy Hutchins.