Flo E. Presti

Flo E. Presti comes from a musical family. Her parents were well-known local voice teachers and her mother was a long-time accompanist for the New Orleans Opera Association and Loyola’s Opera Workshops Her mother was a graduate of Loyola University’s College of Music and both her mother and father studied at Julliard School of Music in NYC.

Ms. Presti started her Musical Theatre career at the age of 15, assuming the position of Musical/Vocal Director for a Teenage Workshop Production of My Fair Lady at NORD Theatre, New Orleans, LA. Since that early beginning, she has been involved in over 60 theatrical productions in the role of Musical/Vocal Director/Performer at theatres in New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, Long Island, San Antonio, and Los Angeles. She has performed at The Beverly Dinner Playhouse, New Orleans Opera Association, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, Tulane Summer Lyric, Rivertown Repertory Theatre, NORD Theatre, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Energy Theatre, Theatre Forty/Los Angeles, The Fiesta Dinner Playhouse, The Brooklyn Playhouse, and Southern Repertory Theatre.

Ms. Presti maintains a private voice studio of 30+ students with an emphasis on musical theatre repertoire with a classical voice foundation. She also coaches local professional, semi-professional and amateur performers for roles in musical theatre productions, as well as preparing high school students for local and state level vocal competitions.

From 1984 – 1993, while residing in NYC, Ms. Presti worked in the television industry at both NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman Show and Children's Television Workshop’s Sesame Street.

Ms. Presti has garnered the following awards: 1999 Storer Boone Award Nomination, Best Musical Direction, “Baby”; 2000 Big Easy Award, Best Musical Direction, “Beehive”; 2000 Jay Stanley Marquee Excellence in Theatre, Best Musical Direction, “Beehive”; 2000 Storer Boone Awards Nomination, Best Musical Direction, “Beehive”; 2002 Big Easy Award, Best Musical Direction, “Crazy For You”; 2002 Jay Stanley Marquee Excellence in Theatre, Best Musical Direction, “Crazy For You”; 2004 Big Easy Award Nomination, Best Musical Direction, “Damn Yankees”.

Ms. Presti holds a Bachelor of Music Education, Secondary Education, Emphasis in Choral Conducting, Double Major Piano and Voice from Loyola University, New Orleans.