Andover Educators

Rena Urso-Trapani

B.M., Wayne State University
M.M., California State University, Long Beach
Licensed Andover Educator, 2013

Region: Western United States
Home State: California
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons
Telephone: 562.537.7810

Rena Urso-Trapani is a member of the flute faculty at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. A member of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the San Francisco Opera Center Orchestra and the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra, she has also played for radio, television and film. Rena has held Piccolo positions and toured extensively with the New York City Opera, National Company and the San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater. An active freelance chamber and orchestral musician in Los Angeles and San Francisco, she has performed with many of the orchestras throughout California including the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Monterey Symphony and the Pageant of the Masters Orchestra. She has also performed with the Seattle Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Honolulu Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Among the various chamber groups she performs with, Rena is a founding member of Bella Musica, a Los Angeles based flute and string quartet and Alcyone Ensemble, a two flute and piano trio with fellow Andover Educator Amy Likar. Rena’s solo appearances include performances with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia as well as several collaborative performances as a faculty soloist with the Cole Conservatory ensembles. She received her BM from Wayne State University and her MM from CSULB. Her principal teachers include John Barcellona, Anne Diener Zentner, Clement Barone, Robert Patrick, and her father, Santo Urso.

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