Flutist Lisa Arkis enjoys a varied career encompassing orchestral playing, chamber music, solo performances, and teaching. Orchestras she has performed with include the New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Princeton Camerata, Greenwich Symphony, Fairfield Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Berkshire Bach Society at Tanglewood, and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has participated in numerous summer festivals including the Berkshire Opera Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Loon Lake Live!, Washington Square Park Festival, and has been a featured soloist with the New York Bach Ensemble and Orchestra of the Bronx. Lisa has also recorded with the Bright Leaf Trio on the Sonic Muse label, twice toured Japan, was guest principal flutist with the Bermuda Bach Festival, is a founding member of Serio Divertimenti, and performs in a duo with her husband, cellist Peter Prosser. Broadway credits include Peter Pan, Secret Garden, Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song, Dance of the Vampires, Finding Neverland, and she has also played with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular both in New York and on tour.
A graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music, Lisa was a student of the late Thomas Nyfenger. Other teachers include Harold Bennett, Trudy Kane, Keith Underwood, and Bernard Goldberg. An adjunct faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege division from 2001-2004, Lisa has also taught at Brooklyn College, the Dalton School, and taught the Feldenkrais Method at the Mannes School of Music in 2014 as well as having led Feldendrais workshops at various music schools and festivals. Owner and artistic director of Wilton Music Studios in Wilton, CT, she maintains private teaching studios in New York and Connecticut is a faculty member of the Chamber Music Center of New York, and was appointed adjunct Professor of Flute at the University of Bridgeport in 2015.