Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich
"...flutist Cassandra Eisenreich took pride of place for tonal sweetness and fleet execution..." -South Florida Classical Review
“…technically clean and precise, musically expressive, and stylistically satisfying… creates an eclectic program of fresh, innovative music…” -The Flutist Quarterly
Flutist Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich is an active performer and clinician. She is the principal flutist with the Butler Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Florida Grand Opera, Florida Sunshine Pops, and New World Symphony. She has also had the opportunity to perform and record with top artists including George Benson, Michael Feinstein, Dave Grusin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mark O’Connor, Terence Blanchard, Jon Secada, Patti Austin, Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, Sammy Figueroa, Pharrell Williams, Josh Groban, and groups including Evanescence, Take 6, and Tiempo Libre.
As a chamber music artist and an advocate of new music, she enjoys commissioning music, working closely with composers, and premiering new works as both a flutist and conductor. She has performed locally and abroad at numerous conferences and events including a world premiere at the beautiful Ghent Opera House in Belgium. She has won National and International competitions through the National Flute Association and International Low Flute Festival and is a Trevor James Alto Flute Artist.
As an educator, she loves working with groups of all ages and ability levels. She served as the chair of the National Flute Association Pedagogy Committee for several years and participated in a task force that updated the NFA Graded Guide to be more diverse and inclusive (www.nfaonline.org/publications/selected-flute-repertoire-and-studies). Her private flute students have won competitions at the national level and have been admitted into arts schools, district bands, honors bands, have been awarded superior ratings at district and state solo and ensemble festivals, have been accepted into prestigious undergraduate and graduate music programs, and have received competitive graduate scholarships and teaching assistantships.
Dr. Eisenreich completed her D.M.A. and M.M. in Flute Performance with an emphasis in Music Education as a Flute Teaching Assistant and Mancini Fellow at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music under Trudy Kane. Her dissertation focus, The Creation of Context-Specific Exercises Related to Advanced Solo Flute Literature: A Pedagogical Approach, has been a leading force in her personal practice as well as her studio teaching. Dr. Eisenreich is currently on the Flute and Music Education Faculty at Slippery Rock University.