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. 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.