Music Resume

Flutist Geri Rizzo

Free Lance Flutist
609.665.1731 / geri@magicfluteweddings.com

Education
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass., full scholarship applied flute
Manhattan School of  Music applied flute
SUNY New Paltz / Jazz Improv

Teachers (in chronological order)
Sgt. Ernest Muro - West Point Band

Claude Monteux – www.claudemonteux.com; Concert flutist/conductor-founder Hudson Valley Philharmonic
Jim Walker – www.jimwalkerflute.com Principal, Cleveland Symphony, "Free Flight"
James Pappoutsakis – www.pappoutsakis.org  Boston Symphony / Principal, Boston Pops
Francis Blaisdell - Metropolitan Opera Symphony, NYC - Principal (at Manhattan School of Music, NY)
Julius Baker – www.juliusbaker.com, NY Philharmonic Principal
Gary Schocker – www.garyschocker.com  World Class Soloist (after 10 year respite)

Performing
Classical:
The American Symphony Orchestra, toured with while in high school
The Fine Arts Symphony, Tarrytown, NY, piccolo
The Ill Winds Ensemble, Narrowsburg, Pa., flute/oboe/piano
The Tri-State Symphony, Narrowsburg, (De.) Pa., principal
The Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble, Westchester, NY
Performed with Sir James Galway at Carnegie Hall in flute quintet
Performed in Washington DC for the Peruvian Ambassador at his embassy
  with Grammy Award winning Peruvian Folk Group, Inca Son
Settlement School, Philadelphia, Pa. Chamber Ensembles
Bel Canto Opera Orchestra of Philadelphia Orchestra
Mozart's 100th Birthday Celebration, St. Peter's Methodist Church, Ocean City
    Performed Mozart Concerto in D with pianist Heera Ghorashi
Numerous recitals and sub orchestral jobs
Nancy Fox Vocal Arts - Performed various concerts with singers
Ocean City Pops, Ocean City, NJ
The Atlantic Pops Community Band, EHT, NJ (present)
The Bay Atlantic Symphony, NJ

TEACHING
Have taught privately and coached many serious high school students who have been successful in auditions
   for competitions and college orchestral placement.  Also worked with beginners and formed groups to
      perform publicly in nursing homes, malls and more.

Jazz/Other:
Church work, ongoing - soloist / chamber ensembles for holidays

Showboat Casino lobby featured soloist with pianist – Jazz Standards
Resorts Hotel and Casino – Presidential Luncheon with Jazz Ensemble
The Hilton Hotel and Casino – Sunday High Roller Brunch
The Sands, Vocalist with jazz trio
The Nevele Catskill Resort – House Band / MC/Flutist/Vocalist
Jazz Vespers Recitals, both jazz and classical concerts, featured and with other acts
Chicken Bone Beach, AC - Geri and the Koolkats
Various weddings, fine venues, special events solo or with ensembles
Flutist for Operatic Soprano Nancy Fox, South Jersey Youth Opera concerts
Soloist with international group Inca Son at Peruvian Embassy in Washington, DC
Performed with James Galway in flute quintet at Carnegie Hall
Owner of www.magicfluteweddings.com a wedding music service in South Jersey since 2003
Various union affiliated engagements with various ensembles/orchestras (Local 661-708)
Somers Point Jazz Society member artist

Affiliations
AFM Local 601-778 Atlantic City;  National Flute Association; BMI (songwriter);
NJ Flute Society; Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers Committee Member/artist
Accepted to Norfolk Summer Chamber Festival at Yale University
Full Scholarship NEC of Music

Recordings
Linda Gentile - The "Asia" CD
Recorded with Grammy Award Winning "Inca Son", a World Folk Music/Teaching
      & Performing organization

Jaques D’Amboise dance ensemble SUNY New Paltz
Blue Mountain CD (classic rock improv)
Just Flutin’ CD, Solo flute, originals (ambient) and romantic standards
The Heartsong CD, Jazz standards
"Wedding Songs" CD
 


SINGER - Operatic / Popular / Jazz
Many church choirs, presently Margate Community Church, Margate, NJ
Doug Murdock Meistersingers, Cape Shore Chorale (Scott Breiner), soloist for holidays
 

- References available upon request -
www.geririzzo.com | www.magicfluteweddings.com

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