Michelle Batty LaQuatra

Michelle Batty Stanley is Associate Professor of Music, flute at Colorado State University where she is also the Director of the LEAP Institute, an arts administration and leadership program at CSU. Praised for her “fine breath control and offers subtlety in playing and a strong sense of the long, lyrical lines,  Michelle is a performer of solo, chamber and orchestral music. She is a regular international artist and has enjoyed giving masterclasses from China to the U.S.. She has performed in throughout the U.S. and in Russia, Japan, China, France, England, Scotland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary and Russia. She is on the faculty of the Interharmony Music Festival in Italy.

Michelle is a regular performer in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and is principal flute for the Pro Musica chamber orchestra and the Colorado Bach Ensemble and Festival. She was the second flutist/piccolo player with the Colorado Ballet Orchestra from 2008-2013.   Her first CD of newly commissioned chamber music was released by Centaur Records in 2006 and her second recording of French flute music was released by Navona records in 2018. Michelle is the flutist in Quatra Duo, a flute and guitar duo that will be recording an album contemporary flute and guitar to be released by Navona records in 2020.

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