– Flutist, National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble, and Associate Professor of Music at University of Maryland Baltimore County

As a champion of contemporary music, Lisa Cella has performed throughout the United States and abroad. She is Artistic Director of the soundON Festival of Modern Music and a founding member of its resident ensemble NOISE. With NOISE she performs the works of young composers from all around the world at their annual festival soundON and elsewhere, including at the Acousmania Festival in Bucharest, Romania, the Pacific Rim Festival at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Lisa also performs with Jane Rigler in the flute duo inHale, a group dedicated to developing challenging and experimental repertoire for two flutes. She, along with Franklin Cox, is a founding member of C2, a touring flute and cello duo. C2 has commissioned and premiered many new works in their short history.

As a soloist, she has performed around the world and is a faculty member of the Soundscape Festival of Contemporary Music in Maccagno, Italy. She is an associate professor of music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a founding member of its faculty contemporary music ensemble, Ruckus. Her undergraduate work was completed at Syracuse University under the tutelage of John Oberbrunner and she received a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Robert Willoughby. Lisa received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in contemporary flute performance under John Fonville at the University of California, San Diego. Lisa is a founding member of NOISE and the Artistic Director of San Diego New Music.  Her work can be heard on Centaur Records, Tzadik, and Innova Records.

Lisa Cella
Lisa Cella
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