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Lisa Arkis

Flutist Lisa Arkis enjoys a varied career encompassing orchestral playing, chamber music, solo performances, and teaching. Orchestras she has performed with include the New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Princeton Camerata, Greenwich Symphony, Fairfield Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Berkshire Bach Society at Tanglewood and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has participated in numerous summer festivals including Tanglewood, Colorado Music Festival, Loon Lake Live!, Washington Square Park Festival and as a featured soloist with the New York Bach Ensemble and Orchestra of the Bronx. Lisa has also recorded with the Bright Leaf Trio on the Sonic Muse label, twice toured Japan, was guest principal flutist with the Bermuda Bach Festival, performs regularly on the Music at St. Mary’s chamber music series in New York, is a founding member of Serio Divertimenti as well as Hearken, a duo with harpist Wendy Kerner and performs in a duo with her husband, cellist Peter Prosser.

Broadway credits include Peter Pan, Secret Garden, Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song and Dance of the Vampires and she has also played with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular both in New York and on tour. A graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music, Lisa was a student of the late Thomas Nyfenger. Other teachers include Harold Bennett, Trudy Kane, Keith Underwood and Bernard Goldberg. A faculty member of the Chamber Music Center of New York and an adjunct faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege division from 2001-2004, Lisa has also taught at Brooklyn College and the Dalton School and maintains private teaching studios in New York and Connecticut. She joined the Mannes College of Music faculty in 2014 as a Feldenkrais instructor and joined the woodwind faculty of the University of Bridgeport in 2015.