Praised for her "brilliance and beauty of tone," by the Baltimore Sun, Powell Artist Nancy Stagnitta is a leading crossover artist as both classical and jazz flutist. Her versatility and elegant artistry have led to concert engagements in Africa, Europe, Asia, and across the U.S.
Recent highlights include a performance with Grammy Award winner Billy Childs; jury appointments for the Fischoff National Chamber Music and National Flute Association Young Artist Competitions; and appearances as guest artist at Sir James Galway’s International Festival and the Clazz International Music Festival in Italy.
In 2018, she gave the Asian premier of David Amram's "Giants of the Night" Flute Concerto with the China National Symphony in Beijing. Her album with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Bob James has garnered acclaim across musical genres and was described in JAZZIZ magazine as "captivating, brilliant.” Featured on American Public Media's Performance Today, Stagnitta has also recorded for Capstone Records.
Appointed as U.S.I.A. Artistic Ambassador to Africa, she presented concerts and masterclasses in Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, and Namibia. She has performed at the Shanghai Conservatory and on the Voice of America Broadcast Network. A two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Solo Artist Award, she is the former piccoloist with the Baltimore and Sarasota Opera Orchestras and attended the Spoleto and Sarasota Music Festivals.
A passionate educator, Stagnitta presents masterclasses and workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her students have earned spots in the top conservatory and university programs, as well as in major orchestras throughout the country.
Stagnitta currently serves as Instructor of Flute and Chamber Music at Interlochen Arts Academy and principal flutist with the Traverse Symphony and Great Lakes Chamber Orchestras. She earned her degrees from the Peabody Institute, where she received the Ashworth Prize. Her teachers include Robert Willoughby and Tim Day.
B.M., M.M. - Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University