Fran Piazza received the Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music. While studying at the conservatory she had the great privilege to study with the wonderful flutists of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Boston is Fran's home town. She moved to the Denver area in 1980.
Since relocating to Denver, Fran has performed with virtually every professional organization in Colorado including the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera, and Colorado Music Festival. Fran has performed with everyone from Andrea Bocelli (in Denver and in Los Angeles ) to the Beach Boys. She's also performed at celebrity weddings such as those of Tim Allen and for the family of Mike Shanahan.
Her current interests are focused on chamber music, recording, and solo performance. She is currently working on her own flute method book.
Fran is a former faculty member of Metropolitan State University and Denver School of the Arts, where she was honored with the "Excellence in Teaching" award.
Fran's students are consistently accepted into All-State Band and Orchestra, Colorado Honor Band, Cherry Creek honor bands, Denver Young Artist Orchestra and many receive partial and full scholarships to colleges and universities across the country.
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