Andover Educators
Rena Urso

Rena Urso

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

Region: Midwestern United States
Home State: Illinois
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons
Telephone: 562.537.7810

Rena Urso is a member of the faculty at both CSU Stanislaus and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. A member of the Oakland Symphony 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 throughout California, she regularly performs with a variety of orchestras including the Pacific, Monterey, California, Berkeley, and Modesto Symphonies. She has also performed with the Seattle Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Among the various chamber groups she performs with, Rena is a founding member of Alcyone Ensemble, a two flute and piano trio with fellow Andover Educator Amy Likar. Rena presents body mapping workshops internationally. Recent and upcoming engagements include the International Piccolo Festival in Grade, Italy, UT Austin, the Juilliard School, Rutgers University, Rice University, and many others. Additionally, she maintains a monthly body mapping column in The Flute View. Rena enjoys splitting her time between her homes in Northern California and the Chicago area with her husband John and their beagle Lillie. Her principal teachers include John Barcellona, Anne Diener Zentner, Clement Barone, Robert Patrick, and her father, Santo Urso.

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