Michigan based flutist Brandon LePage serves as Principal Flute of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Second Flute with the Flint Symphony Orchestra having formerly held the Piccolo position with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. A highly sought after orchestral musician, Brandon has performed as Principal Flute with orchestras such as the Columbus Symphony (where he is also an Associate Musician), the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, and the Toledo Symphony. He also appears regularly with groups such as the Detroit Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, and Ann Arbor Symphony among others.
Equally comfortable as a soloist and chamber musician, Brandon can also be heard frequently presenting concerts and recitals throughout Michigan and Ohio, and is also a founding member of the Chamber Artists of Southeast Michigan (CASM). Brandon was a live final rounds competitor at the 2018 National Flute Associaiton Young Artist Compeition, and in 2014 he was the First Prize winner of the Ervin Monroe Young Artist Competition held bi-annually through the Southeast Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA). Subsequently, he served on the board of SEMFA as their Competitions Coordinator from spring of 2014 to spring of 2017. As a member of the CASM wind quintet, Brandon has partnered up with the Downriver Council for the Arts in Wyandotte, MI to present a three week long chamber music festival each June that includes live performance, discussion, and scholarship opportunities for students of the Downriver area in Southeast Michigan. CASM also frequently premieres and commissions new works and over the past five years have been responsible for the creation of over 10 new pieces of music. More about CASM can be found at www.casmmusic.org.
As a private teacher, Brandon holds studios in Southgate and Ann Arbor, MI, and is in constant demand throughout the state as a technician and coach. He can be found giving clinics, sectionals, and masterclasses to students of all levels, and many of his private students often garner ratings of 1 at Solo and Ensemble Festival each year while participating in local youth music programs such as the Detroit Civic Youth Ensembles, and Dearborn Youth Symphony. Many of his students have gone on to such notable institutions as Ithaca College, Eastern Michigan University, and Oakland University to further their studies post High School and college in many different musical and non-musical fields. For more on his teaching click the “The Studio” tab above.
Brandon holds a Master’s in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied under the tutelage of Timothy Day, Principal Flutist of the San Francisco Symphony. He received his BM at the Michigan State University College of Music under Richard Sherman, and while at both schools he held numerous scholarships and awards including the Chamber Music and Woodwind Area Teaching Assistantship at SFCM, as well as the Hollander Scholarship for Principal Flute of the MSU Symphony Orchestra at MSU. His primary teachers and coaches also include Amy Porter, Ervin Monroe, Jeffrey Zook, Sharon Sparrow, and Mark Sparks. Brandon currently plays a Heavy Wall 9K Muramatsu flute and a Hammig Piccolo with an Eldred Spell headjoint.