Flutist Dr. Jessica Lizak enjoys a professional life actively engaged within Boston's versatile and inspiring music scene. The Boston Music Intelligencer has described her performances as full of "youthful energy and rhythmic drive," as well as possessing "light and free precision...a nearly jazz-like casualness."
She actively performs with many of New England's leading musical organizations, including the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, Marsh Chapel Collegium, Opera North Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Back Bay Chorale. She is also frequently invited to perform with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Masterworks Chorale, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Sound Icon, Albany Symphony, Springfield Symphony, and Symphony New Hampshire, among others. She has been a selected fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (MA), Music Academy of the West (CA), Domaine Forget (Canada), and Interlochen (MI). She was awarded top prizes in several competitions, including the Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, Myrna Brown International Flute Competition, Bohemians Club of the Detroit Symphony Concerto Competition, and was a multiple winner of the Boston University Departmental Award for outstanding musical achievements. She has been a soloist at both the National Flute Convention and the Greater Boston Flute Association's Flute Fair, and she has performed as a chamber musician on WGBH and WCRB. Her discography includes Tanglewood commemorative recordings available through the BSO website, and numerous collaborations with BMOP, Boston’s premier orchestra for newly composed and experimental orchestral works. She can also be heard on Natalie Merchant's CD Leave Your Sleep, in an upcoming children's production in collaboration with John Lithgow, on Parma Record's Godesses, and Novona Record's Polarities and Voyage/Pierre Schroeder.
Dr. Lizak is also equally committed to education through excellence in flute training/private lessons. She completed her Doctorate (DMA) in music performance at Boston University, her MM which also includes a Concentration in Music Education at the New England Conservatory, and her BM at the University of Michigan. She holds full teaching studios with the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Lexington Fine Arts Department, and Winchester Community Music School. She is proud of her wonderful students, who are consistently top finishers at local and regional auditions.