Élise’s work as a flutist and composer is driven by a passion for innovation and centered around individual expression in the digital age. As a performer-composer, her work is focused on extending and altering existing performance practice through technological avenues that yield unique vocabularies and novel insights into artistic identity.
Amongst her recent projects are commissions from the LA Phil, gnarwhallaby, and the SPLICE ensemble. She just started in spring 2018 a new role on the board of directors for Currents New Media.
A dedicated educator, Élise was guest performance faculty at the SPLICE Institute for the summer of 2016 as well as an instructor of music technology at Chapman University in fall 2016. She is currently on faculty at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is the division coordinator for instrumental performance.
Élise is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and CalArts where she earned a B.M. and M.F.A. in flute performance, respectively. She studied with Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Rachel Rudich, and also studied improvisation with Vinny Golia.