Elisa Muzzillo is a performing flutist and flute instructor in the greater Philadelphia area. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, she holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance where she studied with the renowned flutist Christina Jennings. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Temple University studying with with Adeline Tomasone, former Principal Flutist of Opera Philadelphia. An active and versatile flutist in Philadelphia, she has performed with ensembles such as Symphony in C, Wayne Oratorio Society, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Servant Stage Theater Company, and with the new music collective ENAensemble.
An equally passionate recitalist, Elisa co-founded the flute and voice duo Primari Qolors with Tessa Romano, mezzo-soprano, performing recitals at Spectrum NYC, Princeton University, and the Free Library of Philadelphia. She and Romano co-commissioned the multi-movement work gathering bone for flute and voice by the New Zealand-based composer Silen Wellington, performing the world premiere at Spectrum NYC in Brooklyn, NY.
Elisa is a recent prizewinner of the 2020 Young Artist Competition hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Washington, D.C. In 2017, she received a Louis and Harold Price Foundation fellowship to perform at the 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 a former fellow of the Texas Music Festival in Houston, TX and alumna of 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'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. She currently teaches for her own private studio and is a Certified Suzuki Flute Instructor.