Lisa Cella, Flute & Woodwinds


A champion of contemporary music, Lisa Cella has performed throughout the United States and abroad. She is a founding member of NOISE, the resident ensemble of San Diego New Music. With NOISE she has performed the works of young composers all around the world including at the Acousmania Festival in Bucharest, Romania, the Pacific Rim Festival at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. NOISE also presents a three-day festival of modern music entitled soundON. Lisa performs with Jane Rigler and Carrie Rose in the flute collective inHALE, a group dedicated to developing challenging and experimental repertoire for two or three flutes.

She is a faculty member of the Soundscape Festival of Contemporary Music in Maccagno, Italy and Nief-Norf in Knoxville, TN. She has taught at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico and presented workshops and recitals at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair in Reston, VA and at the National Flute Association Convention.

Her undergraduate work was completed at Syracuse University under the tutelage of John Oberbrunner, received a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory with Robert Willoughby, and received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in contemporary flute performance under John Fonville at the University of California, San Diego. She is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.