Welcome to the flute studio at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music!
The flute studio (or “Fludio,” as we like to call ourselves!) typically welcomes a class of 13-17 flutists each year from Colorado, across the country and abroad to earn BM, BME, BA, MM, AD and DMA degrees. Students in the flute studio value an environment of intellectual curiosity and are encouraged to explore double majors, minors and certificates in addition to a comprehensive and rigorous flute curriculum.
The flute studio values connection and community. Every flute major has a weekly lesson with Professor of Flute Christina Jennings. Students also attend weekly studio class, TA supplemental lessons and extra topic classes (topics have included excerpts, technique, artistry, piccolo and more). We are fortunate to host guest artists and ensembles annually; past artists have included James Galway, Demarre McGill, Valerie Coleman, Paula Robison, Carol Wincenc, Eighth Blackbird and The Cleveland Orchestra. CU Boulder’s music library houses the complete solo collection of legendary flutist Martha Rearick.
All students participate in ensembles. The flute studio also benefits tremendously from the collaborative piano program. Under the direction of Margaret McDonald and Alexandra Nyugen, collaborative majors learn major flute repertoire, coached by our faculty and performed on recitals.
CU Boulder is dedicated to developing the universal musician. Students are expected to balance academic and instrumental excellence, and have the opportunity to participate in a range of diverse programs—including our Entrepreneurship Center for Music—and in a multitude of ensembles, including CU Boulder SoundWorks, the Early Music Ensemble and non-Western music ensembles. In addition, the college’s Musicians’ Wellness Program includes courses in Developing the Whole Musician and the Alexander Technique. For a complete look at these diverse programs, we invite you to explore the College of Music website.
Flutist Christina Jennings is praised for virtuoso technique, rich tone and command of a wide range of literature. The Houston Press declared, “Jennings has got what it takes: a distinctive voice, charisma and a pyrotechnic style that works magic on the ears.” She enjoys a musical career made up of diverse performing and recording, collaborations with living composers and work guiding young musicians. Highlights from this season include filmed courses for Tonebase, a week at the St. Bart’s Music Festival as principal flutist and a return to Miller Theater where she will perform an evening of Bach concertos with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. MORE