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Nancy Stagnitta - Flute

Interlochen Arts Academy

Praised for her "brilliance and beauty of tone" by the Baltimore Sun, flutist Nancy Stagnitta appears frequently as soloist and teaching artist in the United States and abroad.  Recognized for her versatility, sincerity and passion, she was appointed as U.S.I.A. Artistic Ambassador to southern Africa, where she presented recitals and masterclasses in Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, and Namibia.  She has also performed at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy, in the former Soviet Union, and on the Voice of America broadcast network. She currently serves as Instructor of Flute and Chamber Music at the Interlochen Arts Academy, and was recently featured on the cover and in an interview for "Flute Talk" magazine.


As concerto soloist, Ms. Stagnitta has appeared with the National Gallery Orchestra in Washington, D.C. and with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, where she is also principal flutist.  She previously served as piccoloist with the Baltimore and Sarasota Opera orchestras, and continues to perform with the National Philharmonic.  She was invited to perform as both recitalist and jazz artist at the National Flute Association Conventions held in New York City, Las Vegas, San Diego, Anaheim, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., and has served as artist/faculty at the Montecito, Hot Springs, and Quartz Mountain Music Festivals.  As recording artist, her releases include "Points of Entry," featuring the music of contemporary American women composers for Capstone records, and a jazz recording with Chamber Music America Jazz Composition Award winner Rob Levit for Symbol System Records.  A two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Solo Artist Award, her performances have been heard on National Public Radio's WETA in Washington, D.C., WBJC in Baltimore, MD, and WRMC in Middlebury, VT.


Graduates of Ms. Stagnitta's flute program at Interlochen have won numerous competitions and attend the most highly regarded conservatories and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including The Colburn School, The Juilliard School, Curtis, Eastman, and New England Conservatory. She collaborates with Paula Robison and Judith Mendenhall to host the annual Interlochen Flute Institute, and has offered masterclasses at the Shanghai Conservatory and universities such as those in Texas at Austin and Colorado at Boulder.  As a result of her holistic approach to teaching, and to an ongoing collaboration with the dance and physics departments at Interlochen, she was invited to present a lecture on the relationship between body alignment, resonance, and injury prevention at the 2011 Performing Artist and Athlete Science Symposium.


Ms. Stagnitta earned the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Music from the Peabody Institute, where she received the Ashworth Prize. Her teachers include Robert Willoughby and Timothy Day.

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