Élise’s work as a flutist and composer is driven by a passion for innovation and centered around individual expression in the digital age. As a performer-composer, her work is focused on extending and altering existing performance practice through technological avenues that yield unique vocabularies and novel insights into artistic identity.
Amongst her upcoming projects is a commission from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to write a new work for ensemble gnarwhallaby in fall of 2017. She is also looking forward to curating and directing another great season of concerts as assistant director of wasteLAnd music.
A dedicated educator, Élise was guest performance faculty at the SPLICE Institute for the summer of 2016 as well as an instructor of music technology at Chapman University in fall 2016. She is an instructor at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she teaches instrumental chamber music.
Élise is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and CalArts where she earned a B.M. and M.F.A. in flute performance, respectively. She studied with Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Rachel Rudich, and also studied improvisation with Vinny Golia.