Elisa Muzzillo is an active flutist and teacher in the greater Philadelphia area. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, she holds a Master of Music degree where she studied with the renowned flutist Christina Jennings. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University where she studied with Adeline Tomasone, former 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 such as ENAensemble and the Live/Wire new music festival. Elisa is a passionate recitalist and her chamber partners include Daniel Espie, piano, and Elizabeth Steiner, harp.
Elisa is a recent prizewinner of the 2020 Young Artist Competition at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Washington, D.C. In 2017, she received a Louis and Harold Price Foundation fellowship to attend 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 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 dedicated flute teacher to students of all ages and skill levels. She has a private teaching studio and holds an instructor position at Music & Arts in Broomall, PA. In 2014, Elisa was appointed the flute instructor position for the Community Music Scholars Program at Temple University’s Preparatory Division. This program provides affordable music lessons to inner-city students of Philadelphia with limited financial means. In 2019, she became a Suzuki certified instructor and taught at the Flute & Friends Suzuki Music Academy in West Philadelphia. She also 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.