Lana Stafford earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in flute performance from the University at Buffalo where she was a distinguished honors scholar, flute fellow, and teaching assistant. She has given numerous recitals throughout Central New York as well as performed with Society for New Music, Breadcrumbs Productions, and Syracuse Vocal Ensemble. She is an active flute teacher, member of AFM Local 78 and CNY Association of Music Teachers, and manager of the Symphoria Youth Orchestras program since 2018. In 2017-2018, she served on the board of directors at Civic Morning Musicals and CNYAMT, as well as interned at the Skaneateles Festival (2017) and Symphoria (2016).