Donna Marie Haire Competition Winners

The Texas Flute Society is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Donna Marie Haire Young Artist Competition.

Emily Park: 1st Place

Emily Park began flute lessons at the age of ten, and instantly fell in love with music. She is 15 years old and lives in Lewisville, TX and is a sophomore at Hebron High School. She studies with Monica Song. She is the principal flutist in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and has been a 6A Texas All-Stater for the past two years. She was the principal of the TMEA 6A All-State Symphony Orchestra this year. Emily has also been awarded consistent outstanding soloist awards from the UIL State Solo Contest, Texas Flute Festival, and Solo and Ensemble.

As she looks ahead, she sees her passion for music taking her around the world as a soloist, becoming an orchestra member, or even becoming a teacher. Music is a major aspect of her life and fills her days with joy as she creates music out of passion and happiness.

Ingrid McDuffee: 2nd Place

Ingrid McDuffee is a sophomore at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. She has earned the prestigious Texas Music Educator’s Association All-State 6A musician designation twice and has most recently been placed in the 2020 TMEA Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been a member of the Westlake High School Wind Ensemble for two years and is a member of the Westlake Flute Choir. Ingrid is also principal flute of the Austin Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has been a standing member of the Austin Flute Society for three years and has been a prizewinner in its Young Artists Competition.

Ingrid attended the Flute Institute at Interlochen Arts Camp in 2019 and has been accepted to Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute for summer 2020. Ingrid studies under Rebecca Curtis.

Previous Winners

1st Place 2nd Place
2020 Emily Park Ingrid McDuffee
2019 Allison Liu Subee Kim
2018 Madison Hardick Lauren Brady
2017 Subin Cho Yeongjae Jo
2016 Joanna Kim Alyssa Tinsley
2015 Isaiah Obey  Jarrett May
2014 Tiffany Jiang Crystal Kim
2013 Elizabeth Kang Joann Lee
2012 Shilpa Kudva Veronica Zheng