Assistant Professor of Flute
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 and has previously served as co-chair for the Texas Flute Society’s annual festival. Dr. Thompson has been a featured performer at the National Flute Association’s Chicago and Washington D.C. conventions and in 2014 she was honored to perform Joel Puckett’s concerto Shadow of Sirius with the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony at the TMEA convention in San Antonio. Dr. Thompson is on faculty for the summer camp Floot Fire in Plano, TX and also performs in the DFW area as a member of Metroplex Flutes.
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 served as his teaching assistant. She completed additional studies with Randy Bowman, principal flute of the Cincinnati Symphony. 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 www.facebook.com/tcuflute.
BM-Texas Tech University
MM-University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
DMA-University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music