Courtney Wise is a classically trained San Francisco Bay Area Freelance Flute player experienced in creating beautiful musical settings for weddings, cocktail hours, holiday parties, company celebrations, and religious ceremonies. Whether you're looking for wedding standards, a classical feel, upbeat waltzes, religious music, contemporary jazz or rock standards, Courtney can create the perfect vibe for your occasion. Courtney commonly performs in, and is easily able to assemble the following groups: Flute Duo, Flute Trio, Flute/Cello Duo, Flute/ Guitar Duo, Flute/Violin/Viola/Cello Quartet, Flute/Oboe/Viola/Cello Quartet.
Courtney played flute for our wedding last February with a pianist in a lovely duet. She has the perfect touch for a romantic event such as a wedding!
In addition to classical flute music, I have also heard her play jazz flute. She is incredible!
Courtney's incredible talent as a flutist was such a special part of our wedding. Our guests were treated to the gentle sounds of her flute as they arrived and throughout the day. It created such a pleasant atmosphere and many guests have expressed compliments about Courtney's music at our wedding.
She was professional,prompt and very willing to customize the music played to fit with our wedding. I highly recommend Courtney for your wedding or any special event.
I had hired Courtney to provide some special music for our morning worship service at my church. (Prelude, Special Music and Postlude). She was prepared, professional and was exemplary in her performance, and the congregation was absolutely thrilled to have her perform that Sunday!
Courtney performed for my wedding, both with solo pieces as guests were seated and in coordination with the organist during the service. Her playing was splendid and the ensemble with the organ was perfect.
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Courtney Wise is a Peninsula-based San Francisco Bay Area freelance flute player and teacher. She holds a Bachelors of Music from the University Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music where she studied with Gary Woodward of the LA Opera, and a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Tim Day of the San Francisco Symphony. She has performed in the master classes of Susan Milan, Jim Walker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Joshua Smith, and Jonathan Keeble. Courtney has studied traditional classical music as well as contemporary music, Latin music, and jazz. She is a co-founding member of the flute and guitar duo, Duo Bohème with Guitarist Lyle Sheffler which boasts a wide repertoire of varying genres of flute and guitar music from around the globe. The duo released their debut album, Senza Misura, in November 2014 to glowing acclaim. A proponent of contemporary works, she has participated in the premieres of many new works, including that of After the Flood, a piece written for her by composer Noah Luna in 2009 and Rasputin written for Duo Bohème by composer Grant Ferris in 2015. As a freelance musician Courtney enjoys an active and varied performance schedule as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.
Courtney is experienced in creating beautiful musical settings for weddings, cocktail hours, holiday parties, company celebrations, and religious ceremonies. Whether you're looking for wedding standards, a classical feel, upbeat waltzes, religious music, contemporary jazz or rock standards, Courtney can create the perfect vibe for your occasion.
Past Booked Events
|March 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Anniversary Party|
|November 15, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 01, 2013||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
San Francisco, CA
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