Bianca Pratte (Walnut Creek, CA) is a senior at Lawrence pursuing a Bachelor of Music in flute performance and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. During her time at Lawrence, she has served as principal flute for the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, participated in Cantala Women’s Choir and Concert Choir, premiered several student compositions with various chamber ensembles, performed at community centers in Appleton, Chicago and Minneapolis, and played accordion with the Heavy Metal Ensemble of Lawrence University and Lawrence Symphonic Band. In 2017, she was the winner of the Lawrence Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, where she performed Mouquet’s La Flute de Pan. Bianca was also the 2015 Wisconsin Flute Festival Collegiate Competition Winner, the 2015 NFA Collegiate Flute Choir Winner, the 2016 MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition State Winner for WI, and the 2018 Summer Flute Institute at MSU Denver Young Artist Competition Winner. This year, Bianca will serve on the Dean’s Advisory Committee as the Music Theory representative, on the Executive Board for SAI Music Sorority, and as the Intern for Conservatory Admissions. When not playing flute, Bianca enjoys bullet journaling, brush pen calligraphy, and swing dancing.