Flute Studio

F16 Flute Clinic Flyer

2016-2017 Calendar

The Almeida Duo
Featuring flutist Denis Santos

Aug. 30 > 8 pm > Gheens Recital Hall

Faculty Recital: Dr. Lisa McArthur
Sept. 12 > 8 pm > Gheens Recital Hall

All-State Flute Clinic
Oct. 3 > 1 pm > Gosser Fine Arts Center
Register online on this page.

CU Flute & Trumpet Ensembles
Nov. 1 > 8 pm > Gheens Recital Hall

All-State Help Session for all instruments
Nov. 2 > TBD > Gosser Fine Arts Center

Christmas Tapestry featuring the CU Flute Ensemble
Dec 2 > 7 pm > Ransdell Chapel

Kentucky Flute Festival
Featuring Troy Paolantonio, flute & fife
March 24-25 > Gosser Fine Arts Center

CU Flute & Trumpet Ensembles
April 11 > 8 pm > Gheens Recital Hall

The Flute Studio at Campbellsville University is an active and vibrant part of the School of Music. Some flutists are music majors and some are music minors, while some simply want to continue performing as flutists, but not study music formally. Our students come from all over the world: Kentucky, other US states near and far, Korea, Taiwan, and Brazil. Some students enter local and national competitions, including winners of the Flute Society of Kentucky solo competitions and members of the KY Intercollegiate Orchestra and Band.

The Flute Ensemble has performed at the KY Flute Festival and the National Flute Convention, as well as numerous churches and other public venues. In addition to regular flutes and piccolos, Flute Ensemble members have the opportunity to play the alto flute and the bass flute. The Ensemble presents a concert each semester and some students also perform in small groups of 3-5 players in these concerts.

The newly formed Quarteto Gracioso (flute quartet) won first prize in the 2010 Macauley Chamber Music Competition - the winning performers are Nell Chaudoin (Springfield, KY), Seromi Kim (Pohang, Korea), Sunghye Kim (Buson, Korea), and Denis Santos (Ceara, Brazil). They performed "Jour d'ete a la montagne" by Eugene Bozza and "Firestorm" by Adrian Sanborn (memorized).

In 2011, Quarteto Gracioso performed Ian Clarke's "Walk Like This!" and Catherine McMichael's "Legends of the Greenwood" in the Macauley Chamber Music Competition and were honored once again, this time receiving Honorable Mention. The 2011 Quartet had two returning members, Sunghye Kim and Denis Santos, and two new members: Abby Lanham (Lebanon, KY) and Cristina Silva (Rio Dejaneiro, Brazil).

Two CU graduate students were competition winners at the 2011 KMTA Competition that was held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. Eun Hee Kim won the KMTA Bluegrass Woodwind Young Artist Competition! She performed Francois Devienne's Concerto in E Minor and Gary Schocker's Regrets and Resolutions. Sunghye Kim performed in a different competition at the same Festival, being selected as the Kentucky winner of the MTNA Woodwind Young Artist Competition. In winning this competition, Sunghye is qualified to continue on and compete in the Divisional Competition in Mississippi in January 2012. In 2014, Brittany Sapp won second place in the Bluegrass Young Artist Competition, performing music by Hindemith and Veracini. Congratulations, ladies!

On campus, you will find CU's flutists performing in all of the Band ensembles and the University Orchestra, as well as periodic performances with Choral ensembles or the Handbell Choir. CU flutists are very active in their home church and in local Campbellsville-area churches as music leaders and soloists. You will also find our flute students performing in solo recitals on campus throughout the year. These are very important presentations that the students work hard to prepare and perform with success. Please see the calendar on this page or the School of Music website for more information. We always welcome and appreciate the support that we receive from the community and our university family.

Do you have questions? Please contact Dr. Lisa McArthur at LRMcarthur@campbellsville.edu or 270.789.5493.


The Flute Studio at Campbellsville University is an active and vibrant part of the School of Music.

Dr. Lisa McArthurLisa McArthur is a Professor of Flute and Music Theory at Campbellsville University. Dr. McArthur was selected as the College/University Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association in 2001 and she is the current President of the Flute Society of Kentucky. She has completed some arrangements for flute ensemble that are published by Falls House Press (www.fallshousepress.com) and ALRY Publications (www.alrypublications.com), some of which have received awards from the National Flute Association. In 2010, she published a book about world-renowned flutist, teacher, and composer Gary Schocker, entitled "Ambidextranata: The Versatile Gary Schocker," which is also published by Falls House Press. In addition to teaching all of the applied flute students, Dr. McArthur coaches Quarteto Gracioso, 2010 Macauley Chamber Music Competition First Prize Winners, teaches Music Theory courses, and teaches a variety of other academic classes. She is also a frequent performer and teacher throughout KY and the US.

Flute Studio Alumni

Rachel Cain (Fall 2012)
Rachel is living and working in Campbellsville and will begin graduate school at Campbellsville University in Fall 2013.

Ruby Chang (May 2008)
Ruby lives in Russell Springs, KY with her husband, Kyle Duke, and their son Elias (born January 2012). Kyle is the Assistant Band Director at Russell County High School and Ruby teaches lessons and helps with the band, as well as taking care of Elias.

Nell Haydon Chaudoin (Spring 2008, Spring 2010)
Nell has been a Kindergarten Music teacher at North Park Elementary School since 2010. She married Jonathan Chaudoin, after they met at CU. They currently live in Bardstown, KY with their dog, Baxter. Nell still plays her flute for her students and in Sacred Winds. Most recently, she has been focusing on her health and was featured on “The Today Show” in a segment called "Joy's Fit Club" for losing 127 pounds.

Kati Hamilton England
Kati lives in Radcliff, KY and she works at a law office in Elizabethtown. She married Alex England in August 2012 and graduated from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in May 2012 with an Associate’s degree in Medical Information Technology-Medical Records.

Emily Whitlock Ernst (Fall 2003)
Emily lives in Buffalo, KY and works for the court system in Larue County. She married Nathan Ernst in 2008 and they have a daughter Evie who was born in September 2011.

Jessica Lander Floyd (Spring 2000)
Jessica married (Dr.) Chad Floyd on October 6, 2001. She taught K-6 Music in Russell County from 2002-2008 and has been in Marion County teaching K-5 music since 2008. She earned the Master of Arts in Teaching from EKU in 2004 and Rank I from CU in 2009. She and Chad have two children: Anna, born in 2007 and Aaron, born in 2010. They currently live in Campbellsville.

Lindsey Harrod (Spring 2012)
Lindsey teaches at the Christian Academy of Indiana as the middle school and high school art teacher, photography teacher, and directs the yearbook. She lives in Clarksville, IN.

Tiffany Pennington Higginbotham (Spring 2004)
Since graduating from CU, Tiffany completed her Masters degree in Social Work in 2008 and was married to her husband Evan in 2011. She currently works as a social worker with the elderly and disabled. She continues to play her flute and sing in her church, as well as other local churches. For fun, she writes a blog about entertaining, www.jubilanthostess.com and recently started a new blog about using films in therapy, www.therapeuticfilms.com. Tiffany currently lives in Knoxville, TN.

Jennifer Johnson Hill (Fall 2007)
Jennifer lives in Columbia KY, with her husband, Joshua, and son, Bryson (born in 2007). She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and has since completed some masters hours. She has been working for the State of KY since 2008 and is currently the home resource coordinator for Necco, a therapeutic foster care agency in Somerset, KY.

Ro Yen Huang (Alice) (Summer 2006)
Alice lives in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and teaches private students as individuals and in small groups. Her students go from age 3 up to age 65. She is married to Min-Hom Lin and their first child (a boy) was born in February 2013.

Seromi Kim
Seromi currently lives in Sung-Nam, South Korea – which is near Seoul. She currently teaches piano to young children in a local Music Academy. She was happy when her former CU roommate visited her in South Korea in the summer of 2012. She got married in 2011.

Cristina Silva Kreutzfeld (Spring 2012)
Cristina and Christian Kreutzfeld were married in September 2012 and they returned to Brazil in Spring 2013, where Cristina is working as a music educator.

Jacquie Haynes Miller (Fall 2008)
Jacquie is the full-time minister of music at Rineyville Baptist Church and founder/director of Jubal's Academy Instrumental Program, which provides band and orchestra to home school families.

Stephanie Noland Mittelkamp (Spring 2009)
Stephanie and Matt Mittelkamp (2008 CU graduate) were married June 11, 2011. They currently live in Auburn, Alabama with their 3 furry children- Lexie, Cadence, and Kona. She is in her last year at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and will graduate May 2014. She has been very involved in Christian Veterinary Missions at AUCVM and had the opportunity to go on mission trips to North Carolina, Mexico, and Mongolia. Both Matt and Stephanie are very involved with their praise team at Covenant Presbyterian Church where they both sing, Matt plays piano, and Stephanie occasionally gets the opportunity to play her flute. They are planning to move back to Kentucky following her graduation from AUCVM.

Abby Lanham Peake (Spring 2012)
Abby is currently a College Coach at Marion County High School and helps out with the 21st Century program in Marion County Schools. She married Alex Peake in the summer of 2012.

Denis Santos (Spring 2008)
Denis is an adjunct professor at CU while he is studying for the DMA degree at the University of Kentucky. He also serves as the Music Minister at Pleasant Hill Baptist in Campbellsville and performs/records as a part of the Almeida Duo with Saulo DeAlmeida. He and his wife Ana welcomed their daughter Sophia to the family in January 2009.

Jessica Smith (Spring 2008)
Jessica currently lives in Washington, DC, working as a Sr. Meeting Planner for the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, planning conferences for international lawyers. The thing she loves about her job is that she gets to travel all around the world, although she doesn't always get to see much of it while she's there. She still plays her flute at church and loves living in our nation's capitol!

Joy Rust Snell (Spring 2000)
Joy completed the Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from CU and currently lives in the St. Louis Metro Area (Troy, IL to be exact). She is married to Matthew Snell and they have four children: Lily (born 2004), Luke (born 2005), Jonas (born 2007), and Violet (born 2010). She is a stay-at-home Mom and is able to continue playing her flute, primarily at church.

NaKisha Stargel (Fall 2012)
NaKisha is currently substitute teaching in Campbellsville and will look for a full-time teaching position for Fall 2013.

Tiffany Trent
Tiffany is working a full time job and she helps run the children’s ministries at her local church. She directs the children’s music, teaches basic music to preschoolers up to 5th grade, and she has introduced handbells into their program.

Nina Tsai (Fall 2009)
Nina lives in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and teaches flute at the local elementary and junior high school. She also teaches music appreciation at the university in her city. She married Patrick Huang and they welcomed their son, Yen-Siang Huang, in June 2012.