A native of Puerto Rico, Luisa Cartagena is a freelance flutist and music educator currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Known for her versatility of styles and advocacy for music education, Ms. Cartagena performs regularly with various chamber groups in the area, runs her private flute studio, and serves as Band Director of the St. James Episcopal School. She regularly serves as adjudicator and flute coach for flute competitions and band programs all around the Southern California area. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her flute teachers include Ana Maria Hernandez, Wendy Rolfe, Robert Willoughby, and Chris Krueger.