UTRGV Flute Studio

Brownsville Campus





2016 Bonita Boyd International Flute Master Class, Eastman School of Music, 1 Student Selected as Performer 

2016 National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition, 1 Winner

(This is 4th year in a row that UTRGV Flutes in Brownsville have been selected to perform with this group)


2016 National Flute Association, Mini-Master Class, 1 Student Selected

2016 Austin Flute Society, Adult/College Master Class Competition, 2 Winners, 1 Alternate

(2/3 Performer Spots were won by UTRGV Flutes in Brownsville!) 


2016 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, Music Showcase, UTRGV Flute Choir, Featured Performance


2015 National Flute Association Convention, Washington, D.C., Flautarra, Featured Performance


2015 National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition,  1 Winner


2015, 2012, 2011 Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, Fellowship Program, 4 Students Selected


2015 Texas A&M Kingsville Flute Day Master Class Competition, Winner


2014 National Flute Association Convention, Chicago, Flautarra, Invited for Featured Performance


2014 National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition, 2 Winners


2014 Texas Music Educators Association, Music Showcase, Flautarra, Featured Performance


2013 National Flute Association Convention, New Orleans, Flautarra, Featured Performance


2013 National Flute Association Flute Choir Competition, 1 Winner


2012 Texas Flute Festival, Texas Flute Society, Flute Choir, Featured Performance


2011 Texas Association of Music Schools, Clara Freshour Scholarship ($24,000), Winner


2014, 2011, 2009 Concerto/ Aria Competition, 2 Winners


2010 National Collegiate Wind Ensemble, Carnegie Hall, New York, 2 Students Selected


Since 2008, UTRGV flute students from the Brownsville Campus have been accepted and received scholarship offers and assistantships from Baylor University, Texas Tech University, Texas Women's University and Texas A&M University-Commerce; graduates and current members of the studio are currently working as directors and flute instructors in Brownsville ISD, San Benito ISD, Port Isabel ISD, Dallas ISD, and Cholula, Mexico.



We have hosted a fantastic roster of guest artists in the UTRGV Flute Studio in Brownsville since 2008!  Our guests have included:


  • Jim Walker, Former Principal Flute, Los Angeles Phil, USC/Colburn School, Professor of Flute

  • Denis Bouriakov, Principal Flute, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York

  • Bonita Boyd, Eastman School of Music, Professor of Flute

  • Carol Wincenc, Juilliard School, Professor of Flute

  • Dr. Alexa Still, Oberlin Conservatory, Professor of Flute

  • Marianne Gedigian, UT-Austin, Professor of Flute

  • Leone Buyse, Rice University, Professor of Flute

  • PROJECT Trio with Greg Pattillo, Youtube’s Beat Boxing Flutist

  • Imani Winds Woodwind Quintet

  • New York Woodwind Quintet

  • Dr. Katherine Kemler, Louisiana State University, Professor of Flute

  • Patricia George, Flute Spa, Flute Talk Magazine









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