ClubFCNY Teacher's Recital

Flute Center of New York  presents:

ClubFCNY Teacher's Recital  

January 27, 2022, 5PM ET

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We are thrilled to showcase the incredible performers and teachers of ClubFCNY, the Flute Center's Club for Flute Teachers! Featuring Amanda Izzo, Amanda Sage, Michelle Lisi, Haley Grainger, Carey Moore, and Michelle LaPorte performing works by Mower, Bach, Mendelssohn, Kirschner, Hailstork and more!


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Amanda Izzo:

Amanda Izzo is an international musician originally from Long Island NY, having played flute professionally in China and the UK. She has held the positions of Associate Principal Flute of the National Center of the Performing Arts Orchestra and Principal Flute of the China National Opera House Orchestra of Beijing; Guest Principal Flute for the China Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, and the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra among others.  Amanda is a sought-after recording artist in Beijing, having recorded for TV series, commercials and gala events.  Previously, she received a Master’s of Music from the Royal Academy of Music in London and won the position of Co-Principal Flute in the Southbank Sinfonia.  She also has a double Bachelor degree from Queens College in NY- Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (East Asian Studies).  Now back in her hometown of Port Jefferson NY, Amanda focuses her time teaching flute students of all ages.
Amanda Sage:
Amanda Sage is a flutist and private teacher in the Greater Pittsburgh area. She has served as principal flute with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, principal flute and second flute/piccolo with the Undercroft Opera, as well as substitute flute/piccolo for the Westmoreland and Johnstown Symphonies. She also performs in various solo, chamber, and/or larger ensemble roles in a variety of venues throughout the Pittsburgh area, including the newly formed Bel Suono Ensemble of which she is a founding member. An ardent advocate of early music and historical performance, Amanda also plays the baroque flute. She has performed in masterclasses for baroque flutists Kim Pineda, Janet See, Barthold Kuijken, and Claire Guimond. As an educator, she has nearly 15 years of experience in private instruction, in addition to her many years of experience teaching both instrumental and general music (K-12). As well as having her private studio, Amanda also serves as adjunct professor of flute at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA and Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. She also teaches at West Virginia Northern Community College as an adjunct faculty lecturer in music. Beyond music, Amanda is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She strives to incorporate her knowledge of health and fitness into her teaching, especially stressing the importance of proper body alignment, breath, and injury prevention with her students. Amanda has presented on the topic of performance health at several different events including the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Washington D.C., the annual National Flute Association Convention, and in December 2019, published her first book called “Performance Health for Musicians: Exercises and Techniques for Staying Strong and Injury-Free”.
Michelle Lisi & Terence Purtell (Extra Chi Duo)
Michelle Lisi Bio:

With the ability to master several woodwind instruments across multiple musical genres, Michelle Lisi has traveled the East Coast performing and competing as both a soloist and member of numerous ensembles. Highlights include playing at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., the New York State Capitol in Albany, and in Montreal, Quebec. Michelle and her long-time musical partner, Terence Purtell (piano), form the duo, Extra Chi, creating eclectic, custom, and theme-based concerts crossing over the classical/jazz/new age styles. She is also the flautist for The North Greene Trio (piano/flute/cello). Michelle has produced and hosted both classical and jazz radio programs in the Long Island/New York area, and is currently a professor in the Radio/Television/Film Department at Hofstra University teaching broadcast writing, performance, and production.  

Terence Purtell Bio:

Terence Purtell is a consummate pianist, organist, vocalist, composer/arranger, conductor, musical director, and music curator with an impressive professional portfolio. He programs music of all historical periods with an emphasis on crossover styles, post-classical, and film soundtracks. His classical training is complemented by experience with jazz, rock, and theater productions. Since his Carnegie Hall debut at age 17, Terence continues to play major venues throughout Manhattan and Long Island, including Lincoln Center and Saint Agnes Cathedral. Recent television appearances include CNN, QPTV, and Telecare. In addition to his work with flute/piano duo, Extra Chi, he is currently the director of 4 choirs, an in-demand concert accompanist, the Director of Music at Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon, and the concert organist for the Ignis Angelicus Choirs of Saint Aidan in Williston Park. He recently completed his second tour of Europe with the Saint Agnes Cathedral Chorale. 

Hayley Grainger is the newly appointed Associate Principal Flute of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the position of Second Flute/Piccolo since September 2019, when she also began teaching at the Eastman Community Music School. Before joining the Rochester Philharmonic, she held the position of Second Flute/Piccolo with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.

Hayley is a prize winner in numerous competitions, including the 2021 National Flute Association Young Artist competition, the 2021 Cedar Luke Young Artist competition, the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Competition, the Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Flute Competition, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the New York Flute Club Competition.

Hayley's teachers and mentors include Linda Toote, Marianne Gedigian, Elizabeth Rowe and Rebecca Gilbert. She graduated valedictorian summa cum laude from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts in 2013 and served as Marianne Gedigian’s Teaching Assistant while completing her Master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin. During her time in Boston, she toured to Germany, Switzerland, Prague, Spain and Carnegie Hall as a member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Hayley has played on Haynes flutes since 2008 and currently plays on a rose gold Haynes Fusion.
Carey Moore is a freelance flutist and educator in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Moore earned her Master of Music in Flute Performance with Distinction in 2008 from the Longy School of Music studying under Robert Willoughby. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Magna Cum Laude in 2005 from Kennesaw State University studying under Christina Smith and Carl Hall both of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. As a performer, Moore has performed in masterclasses for Elizabeth Rowe, Fenwick Smith, Paul Edmund-Davies and Tadeu Colehu. She was also selected as Principal Flute for the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in 2003. Moore also enjoys playing in pit orchestras and has been fortunate to play for Camelot, King and I, Pippin, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Once on This Island, Sister Act and The Wiz. She also has a strong interest in performing music for Flute Alone in the recital setting. As a teacher, Moore has been teaching privately for 14 years both in person and virtually. She also regularly works with middle and high schools in her area teaching flute sectionals. Moore’s students have been selected for District Honor Band, All-State Band, received college scholarships, participated in the middle and high school festivals at the University of Georgia, consistently received superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble Festival and regularly hold the principal chair in their school’s band program. To learn more about Carey and to book performances or private lessons please visit   
Michelle Laporte (Serenade Duo):
Michelle LaPorte is a Miyazawa Flutes Performing Artist, Centaur Records Artist, and flutist/founding member of the multi award-winning flute and guitar ensemble, Serenade Duo. She enjoys an international career as a performer, educator, and chamber music advocate. Michelle is passionate about sharing the beauty and diversity of flute and guitar music by composers from around the world. Featured performances include: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, American Church in Paris, St. Lawrence Jewry-Guild Hall London, St. Ann’s Church Dublin, Toronto Latin American Flute Festival, Puerto Rico Flute Symposium, and many more!

In addition to maintaining an active private teaching studio, Michelle LaPorte is the Flute Professor and an Adjunct Faculty member at Suffolk County Community College, as well as the Flute Lead Teacher at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts.

Michelle LaPorte earned a Master of Arts Degree in Music from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.