A native of southern California, Marisela Sager joined The Cleveland Orchestra as assistant principal flute in 2005. Previously, she held the same position with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She was also a member of the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Ms. Sager has played in orchestras throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe with ensembles such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica UANL, and the Florida West Coast Symphony. Also active as a soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the New Mexico Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the San Diego State Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Ms. Sager enjoys teaching and has been recognized as a music educator. She has given masterclasses for El Sistema in Caracas, Venezuela, and at Miami University, Kent State University, and Baldwin Wallace University as well as reaching young children through The Cleveland Orchestra’s Musical Rainbow concert series and Learning Through Music program. Ms. Sager holds a bachelor of music degree from San Diego State University and a master of music degree from Rice University.