Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich is the Assistant Professor of Flute and Music Education at Slippery Rock University where she teaches Applied Flute, Flute Ensemble, Flute Pedagogy, Musicianship I-IV, Elementary Methods in Music Education, Music Education for Diverse Learners, and Popular Music Pedagogy. She volunteers her time serving as the director and lead teacher for the SRU Early Childhood Music Community Engagement Initiative in collaboration with the Butler County Children's Center and SRU/SGA Preschool. Previously, she served on the faculty at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, 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, Conversational Solfege, World Music Drumming, Modern Band, Kindermusik and Zumbini.
Dr. Eisenreich is the principal flutist with the Butler County Symphony and has performed with the Pierce Theatre Players, Florida Grand Opera, Florida Sunshine Pops, New World Symphony, and Walenstein Symphony Orchestra. She has also had the opportunity to perform and record with top artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, 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 Evanescence, Take 6, and Tiempo Libre. As a chamber music artist and an advocate of new music, she enjoys working with emerging composers and premiering new works. She is the recipient of the Co-op Press Recording Grant and is a Co-op Press Recording Partner. Eisenreich has won flute competitions through the National Flute Association and the International Low Flute Festival and is a Trevor James Alto Flute Artist.
Dr. Eisenreich has performed and presented at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels including the National Flute Association Convention, International Low Flute Festival, Music Teachers National Convention, Chamber Music America Convention, College Music Society International Conference, Ravinia Festival, Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, and many more. As an educator, she loves working with groups of all ages and ability levels and enjoys serving as the Chair of the National Flute Association's Pedagogy Committee. Her private flute students have been admitted into arts schools at all levels, have won acceptance into flute competitions, district bands, honors bands, undergraduate and graduate music programs, have been awarded superior ratings at district and state solo and ensemble festivals, and have won competitions through the National Flute Association and the Marcel Moyse Society.
As a music educator and strong advocate for Eurhythmics, Dr. Eisenreich serves on the board of the Dalcroze Society of America as the Vice Chair. She has given Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshops for elementary, secondary, collegiate, and professional groups including chamber music ensembles, full orchestras, pedagogy courses, and general classroom teachers. She is currently the Eurhythmics Director for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Fiddlesticks Discovery Time Adventures for Children. 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. 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.
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