Shauna Thompson is the Assistant Professor of Flute at Texas Christian University. She is currently coordinator of the Professional Flute Choir Competition for the National Flute Association, co-chair for the Texas Flute Society’s annual festival, and coordinator of the Donna Marie Haire Competition. Dr. Thompson has been a featured performer at multiple National Flute Association conventions and recently gave the world premiere of Martin Blessinger’s Rhapsody for Flute and Orchestra with the Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra. This past summer she enjoyed performing Frank Ticheli’s new concerto Silver Linings with the Sugar Land Winds at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Dr. Thompson is on faculty for the summer camp Floot Fire in Plano, TX and also performs regularly as a member of Metroplex Flutes and the trio FlutAria!
Dr. Thompson won the 26th annual Myrna Brown competition with the Texas Flute Society and was honored to return as a guest artist to their following convention. She is also a prizewinner of many other competitions including the National Flute Association, Pittsburg Flute Club, Claude Monteaux, Frank Bowen, Mid-South Flute Society, and MTNA.
She holds a DMA and a MM in flute performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Dr. Thompson also received a Bachelor of Music from Texas Tech University where she studied with Lisa Garner Santa. Prior to joining the TCU faculty Dr. Thompson served as Consortium Instructor of Flute at the University of Evansville and principal flute with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also previously served as principal flute of the Lubbock Symphony and second flute with the Midland Odessa Symphony Orchestra in addition to performing with the Cincinnati and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras.
Every spring Dr. Thompson directs the TCU Flute Festival, featuring prominent guest artists and hosting flute students of all levels. In the summer TCU’s Flute Workshop provides an opportunity for advanced high school students to experience collegiate level flute study. For more information about activities of the TCU Flute Studio visit https://finearts.tcu.edu/music/academics/areas-of-study/woodwinds/flute/.
National Flute Association
Texas Flute Society
American Federation of Musicians
Texas Music Educators Association