Elisa Muzzillo is an active flutist and teacher in the greater Philadelphia area. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, she received her Master of Music degree studying with the renowned flutist Christina Jennings. She also holds a Bachelor of Music from Temple University where she studied with Adeline Tomasone, Principal Flutist of Opera Philadelphia. Since moving back to Philadelphia, she has appeared in recitals with several chamber partners, including her flute & mezzo-soprano duo Primari Qolors. She also performs with new music initiatives in Philadelphia such as ENAensemble the Live/Wire new music festival.
During her time in Colorado, Elisa received a Louis and Harold Price Foundation fellowship to attend the 2017 Aspen Music Festival where she studied and performed with principal musicians from major orchestras in the country including Houston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Seattle, LA and Philadelphia symphony orchestras. She also performed with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Cheyenne, WY and the Longmont Symphony Orchestra in Longmont, CO. She is an alumna of the Texas Music Festival in Houston, TX and the Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, ME.She also had the privilege to perform in Music Academy International’s festival orchestra and opera orchestra in Siena, Italy.
Elisa is a certified Suzuki flute instructor where she teaches private & group lessons at the Flute & Friends Suzuki Academy in West Philadelphia. She also teaches at the Music & Arts lesson studio in Broomall, PA while maintaining a private studio. Elisa previously held a flute instructor position for the Community Music Scholars Program through Temple University’s Preparatory Division which provides affordable music lessons to inner-city students of Philadelphia. She is a teaching artist for several festivals around the area such as Philly Harp Week & the All South Jersey Band & Chamber Music Organizations.
Elisa's other primary teachers include Brook Ferguson, Principal Flutist of Colorado Symphony & River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and Ronna Ayscue, former Principal Flutist of the Bay Atlantic Symphony.