2019 Guest Artists

“PROJECT Trio is packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise!” – Downbeat Magazine

Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, Project Trio has made an impact in audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, Project Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment! Project Trio is a musical experience not to be missed…

Gramophone Magazine singled out the group as “an ensemble willing and able to touch on the gamut of musical bases ranging from Baroque to nu-Metal and taking in pretty much every stylism in between,” while The Wall Street Journal hailed the Trio for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.” The New York Times has called beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.”

The Trio was forged out of a collective desire to draw new and diverse audiences by performing high energy, top quality music. Using social media to broaden their reach beyond the concert stage and classroom, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has over 85 million views and 100,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet.

Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.”

Kara Kirkendoll Welch’s playing has been described in Fanfare Magazine as “inspired…technique second to none…[Welch] coaxes her flute to produce the most gorgeous sounds.” Welch has been a flutist in the DallasSymphony Orchestra since 2000 and is Adjunct AssociateProfessor of Flute at Southern Methodist University. She has been a featured soloist in Mozart’s Concerto in G Major and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with the Dallas Symphony, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with harpist Jaymee Haefner and the Texarkana Symphony, Kevin Puts’ Concerto with the Southern Methodist University Meadows Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as guest Associate Principal Flute with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Welch enjoys playing chamber music with many of her DSO colleagues. In addition, she and her husband, Bradley Hunter Welch, Resident Organist of the Dallas Symphony, have adapted well-known flute works into even more colorful works for flute and organ.

Welch has been the recipient of numerous awards in such competitions as the International Flute Talk Competition, the Texas Flute Society Orchestral Masterclass Competition with Jeanne Baxtresser and the National Flute Association Masterclass Performers Competition. She was a featured soloist at the National Flute Association conventions in Dallas and Kansas City and has been recognized in Flute Talk magazine. Her first CD, Ballade, featuring impressionistic flute works, earned critical acclaim in many publications, including Fanfare magazine, and is available in many retail stores and online at iTunes.

Welch earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and her Master of Music from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. Her principal teachers have been Dr. Bradley Garner, Jean Larson Garver and Claire Johnson. In her free time, Welch enjoys spending time with her husband, Bradley, and their two children: nine-year-old Ethan and four-year-old Avery.

Martin Godoy is the first-prize winner of the Myrna Brown Flute Competition (2018) and first prize winner of the Maverick Solo Flute Competition (2019), and a winner in the UNT Concerto Competition (2018). He received second-prize for the Mid-South Young Artist (2018), Mid-Atlantic Young Artist (2018), and Flutissimo Young Artist Competitions (2016). He also participated in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition (2017) and the Byron Hester Competition (2018).

Martin received his degrees in Music Education (BM) and Performance (MM) from the University of Texas at
Arlington. His principal teachers include Dr. James Scott, Terri Sundberg, Dr. Elizabeth McNutt, and Dr. Sarah Frisof. Martin has had the privilege of performing with ensembles such as the Las Colinas Symphony and the Dallas Winds. Martin is currently pursuing his DMA at the University of North Texas and formerly served as a Teaching Fellow. He participates in the UNT Symphony Orchestra and the UNT Opera Orchestra. He has had the honor of premiering a number new chamber works with the Nova New Music Ensemble. He spent a summer at the Domaine Forget International Dance and Music Academy where he studied with Susan Hoepnner and was selected as a performer in the Gala Concert and for the public master class taught by renowned flutist Emmanuel Pahud. Other noted flutists Martin has performed for include Leone Buyse, Bonita Boyd, Amy Porter, Trevor Wye, Jean Ferrandis, and Lorna McGhee. In addition to his studies and activities in music, he also teaches dance and color guard.