Flutist Francesca Ferrara has followed her music from Santa Monica, California, where she grew up, to New York City. With the goal of building community, she dedicates her life to performing, teaching, and advocating for new music. She frequently collaborates with composers and is a core member of the New York City based ensemble, Amalgama. Francesca has also been a performer with Argento New Music Project, ShoutHouse ensemble, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Princeton Pro Musica orchestra, Camerata Washington Heights orchestra, and in August of 2018 was a resident fellow in the Contemporary Performance Institute at Brandeis University. Along with performing, Francesca is an active flute teacher, and teaches private lessons through the Willan Academy of Music. With a passion for collaboration and sharing new music with a wider community, Francesca co-produces the concert series, Blank Canvas at Future Space in Bushwick. Francesca holds a Master of Music degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music where she was a student of Tara O’Connor, and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory where she studied with Sarah Brady.