The UTRGV Flute Studio (Brownsville Campus), under the direction of Dr. Cristina Ballatori, is an active studio whose members are dedicated to achieving excellence as musicians, flutists, and music educators. Our nationally recognized Flautarra Ensemble and Flute Choir have been selected as featured performers at three National Flute Association Conventions (2015, 2014, 2013), the Texas Music Educators Association Convention (2016, 2014), and the Texas Flute Festival (2012). Members have been named winners in competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association and Texas Association of Music Schools, and have been accepted into top summer festivals and graduate programs in performance. Alumni from Dr. Ballatori's studio at UTRGV currently work as music educators throughout South Texas and in Mexico.

 

 

The UTRGV Flute Studio in Brownsville fosters a supportive and dynamic learning environment with a focus on developing the fundamentals of expressive tone and strong technique to create artistic, versatile musicians.  All UTRGV flute students on the Brownsville campus (music majors and minors) receive a weekly private lesson with Dr. Ballatori, and attend a weekly Studio Class where they perform for each other and discuss special topics related to flute performance and teaching. Additional classes include Technique Class, Orchestral Excerpts, and Piccolo Class. All UTRGV flute students on the Brownsville campus have the opportunity to participate in numerous studio sponsored events throughout the year and are encouraged to take advantage of the many performance opportunities at the UTRGV School of Music and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

UTRGV flute student helpers!

UTRGV flute student helpers!

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Conducting

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Conducting

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Conducting

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Conducting

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Rehearsing

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Rehearsing

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Rehearsing

UTRGV Brownsville Flute Rehearsing

Studio Alumna/Band Director!

Studio Alumna/Band Director!

Dr. Ballatori 2015 Floot Fire

Dr. Ballatori 2015 Floot Fire

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

2015 Floot Fire Brownsville

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

El Hueso Coffee House Recital 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

Carol Wincenc Studio Class 2015

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2014 Flutiz Navidad

2015 Home for the Holidays Concert

2015 Home for the Holidays Concert

2015 Home for the Holidays Concert

2015 Home for the Holidays Concert

2014 Perkins MS Flute Fit

2014 Perkins MS Flute Fit

UTRGV Brownville Flutes assisted a studio alumna with her Flute Fit, All-Valley Lock-In event at Perkins MS in Brownsville. University students worked with middle school students in classes and lessons on their Region Audition Music.

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

UTRGV Brownville Flutes assisted a studio alumna with her Flute WODS, All-Valley event at San Benito High School. University students worked with high school students in classes and lessons on their Region Audition Music.

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

UTRGV Brownville Flutes assisted a studio alumna with her Flute WODS, All-Valley event at San Benito High School. University students worked with high school students in classes and lessons on their Region Audition Music.

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

UTRGV Brownville Flutes assisted a studio alumna with her Flute WODS, All-Valley event at San Benito High School. University students worked with high school students in classes and lessons on their Region Audition Music.

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

UTRGV Brownville Flutes assisted a studio alumna with her Flute WODS, All-Valley event at San Benito High School. University students worked with high school students in classes and lessons on their Region Audition Music.

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

2014 San Benito HS Flute WODS

UTRGV Brownville Flutes assisted a studio alumna with her Flute WODS, All-Valley event at San Benito High School. University students worked with high school students in classes and lessons on their Region Audition Music.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Opening Concert. 2014 UTB Junior High All-Valley Clinic. On November 1, 2014 university flute and clarinet students designed and presented warm-up and scale clinics for Region 28 and Region 14 middle school students preparing their All-Valley Audition Music. Dr. Ballatori and Dr. Guist presented clinics on the etudes.

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

2014 JH All-Valley Clinic

Post-Clinic. We "Almost" got all of our studio in a photo. It never happens!

2014 Dr. Ballatori Recital

2014 Dr. Ballatori Recital

UTB Flute Studio Alumna and her middle school students after Dr. Ballatori's faculty recital at UTB.

2014 NFA with James Galway!

2014 NFA with James Galway!

UTB Flutes attended the 2014 National Flute Association in Chicago. Here are a few of us in our brush with greatness- James Galway!

2014 NFA College Flute Choir Winners

2014 NFA College Flute Choir Winners

Two students from the UTB/UTRGV Brownsville Flute Studio were selected as winners of the 2014 NFA Collegiate Flute Choir Competition. They performed with the group in Chicago. Here they are after their concert.

2014 Flautarra at TMEA Rehearsal

2014 Flautarra at TMEA Rehearsal

2014 Texas Music Educators Association, Music Showcase Concert, Rehearsal!

2013 Flautarra at NFA Performance

2013 Flautarra at NFA Performance

The Flautarra Ensemble was selected to perform for the first time at the 2013 National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2013 Flautarra at NFA Performance

2013 Flautarra at NFA Performance

2013 Patricia George Flute Spa

2013 Patricia George Flute Spa

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2012 Brownsville Flute Festival

2012 Brownsville Flute Festival

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2011 Flute Studio Halloween

2011 Flute Studio Halloween

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

University music majors helped out at the Woodwind Olympics event at the 2015 South Texas Flute & Clarinet Festival.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

University music majors helped out at the Woodwind Olympics event at the 2015 South Texas Flute & Clarinet Festival.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

Master Class performers for Mr. Denis Bouriakov, Principal Flute, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

2015 South Texas Flute/Clarinet Fest

The Flute Studio at UTRGV Brownsville Campus hosts numerous guest artist events with internationally renowned flutists throughout the year. All events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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