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. As a freelance flutist in Philadelphia, she performs with Symphony in C, Wayne Oratorio Society, and with new music collectives in Philadelphia such as ENAensemble the Live/Wire new music festival. Elisa is a passionate recitalist, and her chamber partners include Dan Espie, piano, Elizabeth Steiner, harp, and Tessa Romano, mezzo-soprano.
Elisa is a recent prizewinner of the 2020 Young Artist Competition at the Mid Atlantic Flute Convention in Washington DC. During her time in Colorado, she received a Louis and Harold Price Foundation fellowship to attend the 2017 Aspen Music Festival where she studied and performed with principal musicians from the Houston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Seattle, LA and Philadelphia symphony orchestras. She has 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.
A certified Suzuki instructor, Elisa teaches all levels of flute studies from beginners to advanced high school students, and she holds an active teaching studio in the suburban areas. Elisa is an instructor at the Music & Arts lesson studio in Broomall, PA, while maintaining her own 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 also taught privately at the Flute & Friends Suzuki Music Academy in West Philadelphia, and served as a teaching artist for the All South Jersey Band & Chamber Music Organizations.
Elisa's other primary teachers include Erica Peel, piccoloist of Philadelphia Orchestra, Brook Ferguson, Principal Flutist of Colorado Symphony & River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and Ronna Ayscue, former Principal Flutist of the Bay Atlantic Symphony.