Michigan-based flutist Brandon LePage currently serves as Principal Flute of both the Flint Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. As a highly sought-after orchestral musician, he has performed as Principal Flute with the Columbus Symphony (where he is also an Associate Musician), the Detroit Symphony, Toledo Symphony, and Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. He can also be found performing throughout the country with ensembles such as the Milwaukee, Kalamazoo, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestras. Brandon held the Piccolo position with the Lansing Symphony from 2013 - 2016 and has performed with the New World Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Brandon is an Applied Instructor of Flute at Oakland University, where he teaches side-by-side with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He is also an Instructor of Flute at the Flint School for the Performing Arts, where he teaches a private studio full of flutists of all ages and coaches both the "Trill Seekers" and "Champagne Flutes" chambers ensembles. In 2013, he founded "The Studio," located in Downriver, MI, and holds a private studio of flute and beginning piano students. He can be found giving sectionals and chamber coachings throughout Michigan and Ohio. His students often garner 1 at Solo and Ensemble Festival ratings each year while also participating in local youth music programs such as the Detroit Civic Youth Ensembles, Flint Youth Ensembles, and Dearborn Youth Symphony. Many of his students have gone on to such notable institutions as Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, and Ithaca College to further their musical studies. For more information, please click the "The Studio" tab above.
Equally Comfortable as a soloist and chamber musician, Brandon is a founding member of the Chamber Artists of Southeast Michigan. CASM presents concerts throughout Southeast Michigan. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, they launched a popular "Garage Band" concert series. They were able to bring live music to a socially distanced audience safely and responsibly. Through CASM, Brandon has also offered scholarships and educational opportunities to his hometown area of Downriver, MI. He has been responsible for the commissioning and world premieres of many new works. Brandon has performed concertos with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Southern Great Lakes Symphony, and the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra as a soloist. A former First Prize winner of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association's Ervin Monroe Young Artist Competition, Brandon has served on the SEMFA board and is active in the MI flute community. He was a Quarter-Finalist in the 2018 National Flute Association Young Artists Competition and can also be found presenting private solo recitals throughout the country.
Brandon expects to graduate with his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan in the spring of 2024. He holds a Masters degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Timothy Day, and a Bachelors Degree from the Michigan State University College of Music, where he studied with Richard Sherman.