Lauren Scanio, a native of Buffalo, NY, is an avid performer who is passionate about exploring many different genres of music. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree in classical flute performance at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of former Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Michael Parloff. She has also studied with Christine Bailey Davis of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Keith Underwood. As a soloist, Ms. Scanio has performed multiple concerto performances, including two performances of the Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (May, 2016 and July, 2015), Lowell Liebermann’s Flute Concerto with the Clarence Wind Ensemble (May, 2015), and Mozart’s Concerto in G Major with the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra (May, 2015). She has performed solo recitals at the Manhattan School of Music, the Twentieth Century Club in Buffalo, and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, NY. Ms. Scanio has also won competitions such as First Prize in the Erie County Music Educators Association Scholarship (2015), Second Prize in the Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Scholarship (2015), First Prize in the 198th Army Band Solo and Small Ensemble Competition (2014), and First Prize in the Rochester Flute Association High School Competition (2014 and 2013). As an orchestral player, she has served as a member of the New York Youth Symphony under the baton of Joshua Gersen. She has also been a substitute player for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014, Guest Principal Flutist of the Clarence Summer Orchestra (2015), Principal Flutist of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra (2011-2015), and Principal Flutist of the Luzerne Music Center Symphony Orchestra (July-August, 2013). She has played in world-renowned concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Kleinhans Music Hall. Ms. Scanio wishes to pursue a career in orchestral flute playing.