Lisamarie McGrath, Flutist With Collaborative Artists Elise Auerbach, Piano Ellen Fisher-Deerberg, Flute Jane Moore, Narrator A native of Colorado, Lisamarie McGrath began her flute studies at 15 years of age with soloist and chamber musician, Susanella Noble. Lisamarie journeyed to the East Coast in 1985 to study flute with the renowned principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Murray Panitz. In 1989, she graduated (cum laude) with a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University. In 1991, Lisamarie engaged in private study with David Cramer (Associate Principal, Philadelphia Orchestra) and Mark Sparks (Principal Flute, St. Louis Symphony). Currently residing in Pennsylvania with her life partner, Andrew, and two cats, Serenity and Snow, Lisamarie works as a professional flutist, and runs her own flute studio. Her distinguished career has included solo, chamber, ethnic, and orchestral performances in such diverse places as Great Britain, Colorado, Wyoming, and the Mid-Atlantic area. Lisamarieâ€™s honors include being a winner of the National Flute Associationâ€™s Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition in 1991 with Leone Buyse. She won the 1991 Pottstown Symphony Young Artists Concerto Competition and performed the Cimarosa Concerto in A Major for two Flutes with the Pottstown Symphony. Lisamarie also won the Fort Collins Young Artist Concerto Competition, Junior Division, in 1983. In addition to music, her interests include running, biking, photography, cooking, reading, gardening, being politically active and making a difference in her community.