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Lissie Shanahan

Adjunct Instructor
234 Mauney Music Building
828 328 7147



B.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
M.M., The Julliard School



Lissie Okopny is the principal flutist of the Asheville Symphony (NC) and a member of the Western Piedmont Symphony (Hickory, NC). She maintains an active performance schedule as soloist and chamber musician as well as a teaching studio in Winston-Salem, NC.

Ms. Okopny received her Master of Music from The Juilliard School in 2008 and her Bachelor of Music in 2006 from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She made her professional solo debut with the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony (MI) in 2004, performing the Ibert Flute Concerto. Her other awards and honors include First Prize in the 2003 Detroit Bohemian Concerto Competition and Third Prize in the 2011 Myrna Brown Artist Competition. She was awarded scholarships from The Juilliard School, Indiana University, the National Repertory Orchestra in 2007, and the Sarasota Music Festival in 2005. Her teachers include world-renowned flutists Carol Wincenc, Thomas Robertello, Ervin Monroe, and Jeffery Zook.



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