FLUTE/PICCOLO

Ellen Fisher-Deerberg, Principal
Jennifer Silipino

OBOE

Melissa Bohl, Principal
Anne McGabe

 

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CLARINET/BASS CLARINET

Deborah Gers, Principal
George Hicks
Christopher Nichols,  Principal (Substitute)

BASSOON

Elizabeth Randolph, Principal
Brent Sandene


FLUTE/PICCOLO

Ellen Fisher Deerburg

Ellen Fisher-Deerberg is the principal flutist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a graduate of Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music where she majored in music performance and studied with Murray Panitz, former principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ellen is a well-respected freelance artist in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and has performed in a wide variety of instrumental ensembles. She has been teaching flute for over 27 years and is currently on the faculty of the Westminster Conservatory of Music. In 2013 Ellen became the director of the Bravura Youth Orchestra's Flute Choir, as well as the chairperson of the Bravura Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition. She is a member of the Volanti Flute Quartet in Princeton New Jersey, and is also a frequent guest artist with the San Diego California flute quartet Flutes de Salon.

Jennifer Silipino studied music education at The College of New Jersey where she earned her bachelors degree. In college, Ms. Silipino was principal flute of the wind ensemble and orchestra. Since leaving college, she has taught middle school music appreciation, concert band and jazz band. She maintains an active private music studio in Bordentown, NJ and freelances in the Philadelphia/ New Jersey area. Performance experience has included church, large ensemble, wedding and solo recital concerts. She is currently the second flute with the Bravura Orchestra and the resident flutist with Opera MODO. She currently serves as a board of directors member for The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, and runs the newsletter for that organization. Past instructors have included: Virginia Schulze-Johnson, David DiGiacobbe and David Fedele. She has participated in many master classes, including the Jeanne Baxtresser master class at The Juilliard School of Music, Gary Schocker and Carol Wincenc.