Short Biography

Lisamarie McGrath, Flutist

Lisamarie has studied, cultivated and honed her musical craft for over 35 years and her work is both unique and broad based. Her distinguished career as performer, recording artist, and teacher has included solo, chamber, ethnic, and orchestral performances in such diverse places as Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, California, Arizona, Michigan, South Dakota, Maine, Canada, Great Britain, India, Türkiye, South Africa and the Mid-Atlantic area.

A native of Colorado, Lisamarie 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 renowned principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Murray Panitz and in 1989 she received her Bachelor of Music degree (cum laude) from Temple University.  Other influential teachers include David Cramer, Associate Principal Flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mark Sparks, Principal Flute of the St. Louis Symphony.

In 2007, Lisamarie released “The Colors Fall” a beautiful CD of 20th century classical flute music, and in 2010 she released “Unimagined Bridges...Fountain of Consciousness” a CD featuring a commissioned work by Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield, for silver flute and Native American flutes called “Unimagined Bridges”.  A free download of Lisamarie's composition “Earth Meditations” is available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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