Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich is on the Flute and Music Education faculty at Slippery Rock University where she teaches Applied Flute, Flute Ensemble, Flute Pedagogy, Musicianship, Elementary Methods in Music Education, and Music for the Diverse Learner. Previously, she served on the faculty at Barry University, Towson University, the Frost Preparatory Program, and was the former Outreach and Program Coordinator at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music.
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. While at the Frost School, she received the "Outstanding Graduate Student" award. She graduated summa cum laude from Slippery Rock University with a B.M. in Music Education and has extensive training and teaching experience in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Orff Schulwerk, Suzuki Flute, and Kindermusik.
As a flutist, Dr. Eisenreich has performed regularly with the Florida Grand Opera, Florida Sunshine Pops, Walenstein Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the New World Symphony and Pittsburgh 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, and groups including Take 6 and Tiempo Libre. As an advocate of new music, she enjoys working with emerging composers and premiering new works. She is the 2011 recipient of the Co-op Press Recording Grant and has recently been named a Co-op Press Recording Partner.
Dr. Eisenreich has performed and presented at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels including the National Flute Association Convention, Music Teachers National Convention, Chamber Music America Convention, College Music Society Convention, Ravinia Festival, Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, and many more. As an educator, she enjoys working with groups of all ages and ability levels. A strong advocate for Eurhythmics, she has given workshops for elementary, secondary, collegiate, and professional groups including chamber music ensembles, full orchestras, pedagogy courses, and general classroom teachers. Her private flute students have been admitted into arts schools at all levels, have won acceptance into flute competitions, district bands, honors bands, college music programs, and have been awarded superior ratings at district and state solo and ensemble festivals.
With the belief that every child should have the opportunity to experience music, Dr. Eisenreich has teamed up with Nuvo Instrumental as their Music Education Specialist and leading Flute Ambassador. At Nuvo, Dr. Eisenreich advises curriculum design, creates educational programs, and provides guidance and support to music educators around the world. She has implemented a number of outreach initiatives at schools and community centers in the US and abroad where children of low-income families have been given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.