Shauna Thompson is Associate Professor of Flute at Texas Christian University. She is currently coordinator for the Texas Flute Society’s Donna Marie Haire competition for high school students. She has previously served as coordinator of the Professional Flute Choir Competition for the National Flute Association and co-chair for the Texas Flute Society’s annual festival. Dr. Thompson has been a featured performer at multiple National Flute Association conventions. Recent concerto performances include Chaminade’s Concertino with the Mesquite Symphony, the world premiere of Martin Blessinger’s Rhapsody for Flute and Orchestra with the Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra, and Frank Ticheli’s Silver Linings with the Sugar Land Winds.
In her role as flute professor at TCU, Dr. Thompson leads a competitive studio of 18 flutists comprised of undergraduate, Masters, Artist Diploma, and DMA students. The first ever DMA graduate in flute from TCU received his doctorate under her guidance in Spring of 2019. Dr. Thompson’s students have competed in the Myrna Brown competition, various NFA competitions, attended summer music festivals such as Aspen and Brevard, and performed with the Collegiate and Professional Flute Choirs at NFA. Many of her former students are now successful elementary school music teachers, band directors, private teachers, or successful professionals in other fields such as law and physical therapy.
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 where she studied with Brad Garner and Randy Bowman. 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
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American Federation of Musicians
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