Courtney Wise, Flute

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Courtney Wise is a Peninsula-based San Francisco Bay Area freelance flute player and teacher. She holds a Bachelors of Music from the University Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music where she studied with Gary Woodward of the LA Opera, and a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Tim Day of the San Francisco Symphony. She is a co-founding member of the flute and guitar duo, Duo Bohème with Guitarist Lyle Sheffler which boasts a wide repertoire of varying genres of flute and guitar music from around the globe. The duo released their debut album, Senza Misura, in November 2014 to glowing acclaim. A proponent of contemporary works, she has participated in the premieres of many new works, including that of After the Flood, a piece written for her by composer Noah Luna in 2009 and Rasputin written for Duo Bohème by composer Grant Ferris in 2015. As a freelance musician Courtney enjoys an active and varied performance schedule as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. 

In addition to performing, Courtney enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for music with her students. Courtney is currently a member of the woodwind faculty at St. Cecilia School in San Francisco, and a private instructor at Inspire Music School in San Francisco and Scherzo Music Studio in San Mateo.