The 2023 Texas Flute Festival
May 26th-28th, 2023
This festival has concluded!
We had a great time and we hope you did as well!
We hope to see you next year
Here are this year’s Solo and Ensemble awards!
2023 T-Shirt Design
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This Year’s Festival Exhibitors
Our Featured Guest Artists
“The goddess of flute”- Korea Times
“Jasmine Choi is a revisionist”- Philadelphia Inquirer
“Anyone who hears Jasmine Choi’s performance will encounter a totally new level of flute playing” – Nikkei Daily Newspaper, Japan
“One of best flutists in the history of music”- Sinfini Magazine, UK
Flutist Jasmine Choi is one of the most celebrated flutists of our time, known for her virtuosity and refined musicianship, as well as her adventurous projects. She has performed across the globe in a variety of genres from classical solo, chamber, and orchestral to experimental, jazz, and pop.
A former principal flute of the Vienna Symphony under Fabio Luisi and associate principal of the Cincinnati Symphony under Paavo Jarvi, Ms. Choi has performed as a soloist with the Vienna Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozart Players, Berlin Symphony, New York Classical Players, Seoul Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, as well as at recitals in Paris, Vienna, London, Munich, Geneve, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong.
Her infinite curiosity has also led her to make her own arrangements of major works, including the Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky violin concertos, as well as performing new works by living composers. She has published numerous arrangements of hers through Theodore Presser Company, and has premiered more than 10 flute concertos written for her.
Ms. Choi has been the Artist-In-Residence of the New York Classical Players for three consecutive seasons (2018-2021), and served as the Artist-In-Residence at Sejong Arts Center in Seoul for its 40th anniversary season.
She has recorded several solo CDs under the Sony Classical label, including Mozart Flute Concertos, Fantasy (Virtuoso Flute Works), Claude Bolling Jazz Suite, Mozart Flute Quartets, Works of Brahms, Schumann, Reinecke. Other recordings include Telemann Fantasies, Love in Paris (from a live recital), Trio Joy (free improvisation), and three single albums including her arrangement of Paganini’s Caprice No.24, Clarke’s Great Train Race and Reichert’s Encore Solo.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Choi has started sharing educational videos on YouTube for the advanced flutists, as well as collaborating with young pianists and introducing them in order to kickstart their careers, and interviewing leading classical musicians via live streamings and recorded videos.
In May 2021, Ms. Choi has launched the SmartCase, an innovative flute case that is light, durable, secure and fits to normal bags, making every flutist’s wish come true. In August 2021, she has published the flute method books for beginners (Seoul Music Publishing) which made it to the bestseller chart in no time. She also writes articles for Flute Talk Magazine in the US and the Auditorium Magazine in Korea.
Between concerts, Ms. Choi enjoys teaching and guiding young students in master classes. She has previously taught master classes at Juilliard, the Curtis Institute of Music, Indiana University, Colburn School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Florida University, Harvard University, Universität für Musik in Vienna, among others.
Terri Sundberg is professor of flute at the University of North Texas College of Music and a member of the Crested Butte Opera Orchestra and Crested Butte Festival Symphony Orchestra. She has been a featured concerto soloist at the Jeju International Music Festival in Korea, recipient of a State Department grant for recent performing and teaching in China and has performed extensively in New York City as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, including performances at Lincoln Center/Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall. She is a former member of the North Coast Chamber Players, a mixed wind/string chamber ensemble in-residence on the West Coast.
Professor Sundberg has served as faculty at several international music festivals, and has presented masterclasses and performed solo and chamber recitals across the United States and abroad, including concerts in China, Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Austria, Ireland, England, France, Kosovo, and the Philippines. She has been a guest artist at flute festivals across the United States, including St. Louis, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa, California, Oklahoma and Texas, and has been a featured artist, teacher, and adjudicator at numerous National Flute Association conventions. She has played principal flute with the Orchestra Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City, Eisenstadter Sommerakademie in Austria, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and also has played with the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Metropolitan Ballet Orchestra.
Professor Sundberg’s students have won numerous professional orchestra and premier military band positions, tenure track and lecturer university positions, summer festival positions, fellowships, and prizes in competitions. Prizes include 1st prizes in the N.F.A. (National Flute Association) Orchestral Excerpt Competition, N.F.A. Piccolo Artist Competition, Myrna W. Brown Artist Flute Competition, Mid-South Flute Competition, Upper Midwest Flute Competition, Kentucky Young Artist Competition, Central Ohio Young Artist, Florida Collegiate Young Artist, Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist, Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist, San Diego Flute Guild Artist Gold Competition, Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist Competition, Texas Music Teachers Instrumental Concerto Competition, Texas Music Teachers Solo Repertoire Competition, Entergy Music Competition, UNT Concerto Competition, Chautauqua Sigma Alpha Iota Concerto Competition, Irvin Monroe Flute Competition, Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition, and the Rotary Fellowship Competition.
Terri Sundberg attended the Yale University School of Music, Royal Conservatory of Music Orchestral Training Program, and Lawrence Conservatory. Her principal teachers have included Jeanne Baxtresser, Thomas Nyfenger, Ernestine Whitman, James Walker, and Timothy Day. She is a co-author of “Children After War: A Novel Approach to Promoting Resilience Through Music” recently highlighted in the Traumatology journal, and has great passion for her work on the board of the Shropshire Music Foundation, whose mission is to foster ethnic tolerance, promote peace, and improve the quality of life for children and adolescents of wartorn countries through the establishment of ongoing music education and performance programs: www.TeachingChildrenPeace.org. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Flute Association.
Crystal Kim is a flutist from North Texas, where she began her studies with Monica Song at the
age of 10. She has always loved performance opportunities and has played in many capacities
throughout the years, whether it be a community performance, a competition, or a virtual project.
She has been awarded first prize in many competitions, including the Myrna W. Brown Competition, Austin Flute Society Young Artist Competition, the Oklahoma Flute Society Young Artist Competition, the Delta Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Northeast Young Artist Competition, the Dallas Symphonic Festival Winds Competition, and the Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition. She has also placed in several other prestigious competitions, such as the Nancy Clew Eller Young Artist Competition, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and the MTNA Woodwind Young Artist Competition.
As a soloist, Crystal has appeared as a guest performer with the Delta Symphony Orchestra, the Northeast Orchestra, the SMU Meadows Orchestra, and the TMEA-Awarded James Martin High School Orchestra. She also enjoys playing with her peers and fellow musicians in chamber ensemble settings. In 2017, she traveled to Aix-en-Provence with a woodwind quintet formed in her undergraduate years to give concerts and study with the incredible members of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. A formative musical experience, this inspired Crystal to continue her performance career pursuing a focus on new music in both traditional and unconventional solo and chamber ensemble settings. She continues to record parts for new compositions and has even participated in video projects with her professor Molly Barth when she was at Vanderbilt University, most notably of “The Driving Song,” composed by Michael Fiday. She also particularly loved the chance to work with composer Amanda Harberg on her piece for solo flute, “Don’t Forget to Write,” that was commissioned by the Oklahoma Flute Society in 2022.
In the constant pursuit of adding to her musical knowledge, Crystal has performed in
masterclasses with many great flutists, including Marina Piccinini, Carol Wincenc, Jim Walker, Cathy Ransom-Karoly, Michael Hasel, Conor Nelson, Lisa Garner Santa, Gloria Yun, Mary Kay Fink, and Shauna Thompson. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where she studied with Molly Barth, Leslie Fagan, and the late Philip Dikeman, and her Master’s degree under the tutelage of Lorna McGhee at Carnegie Mellon University. She also especially contributes much of her musical growth to the time she spent studying privately with Terri Sundberg near her hometown in North Texas.
Crystal currently resides in Washington D.C., where she maintains a private studio and strives to pursue new musical collaborations. In her free time, she enjoys watching dramatic televised singing competitions, walking dogs, digital painting, creative writing, trying new food spots, and exploring historical and national sites near her new home.