Krista Jobson, flutist, enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. A frequent guest artist and masterclass clinician, Dr. Jobson has performed and given masterclasses at universities and schools in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, KY, MA, MI, MO, SC, TN, TX, and also in Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, and Mexico. She has performed, adjudicated and/or presented at the Florida Flute Association Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, Texas Flute Society, Houston Flute Club, Ohio Music Educators Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, International Alliance of Women in Music Congress, National Flute Association Convention, College Music Society National Conference, and at the College Music Society Great Plains Regional Conference, among others.
As a soloist, Dr. Jobson has won numerous awards and honors. She was first place winner in the Converse College Concerto Competition (Spartanburg, SC) and first place winner in the Brevard Symphony Young Artist Competition (Melbourne, FL). A two-time finalist in the Florida Flute Association Young Artist Competition, she is also a second prize winner. She has played in masterclasses for Jim Walker, Leone Buyse, Peter Lloyd, Charles Wadsworth, Claudia Anderson, Bart Feller, Michael Gordon, Shannon Finney, Inara Zandemane, Imani Winds, Borealis Wind Quintet, and Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Recent concerto performances include solo appearances with the Valley Symphony Orchestra (Edinburg, TX), Taffelmusik (Matamoros, Mexico), Musiche Doulos (McAllen, TX), the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Wind Ensemble and the UTRGV Symphony Orchestra (Edinburg, TX).
Dr. Jobson is Co-Principal Flute of the Valley Symphony Orchestra (McAllen, TX), and sings alto as a member of the Valley Symphony Chorale. She is also Principal Flute of The Trade Winds Recording Ensemble for Carl Fischer Music, which meets annually to record all new Carl Fischer and Wingert-Jones releases for band each year. She performed for four years as a member of the concert band and woodwind quintet of the Band of the Air Force Reserve, an active-duty band stationed in Warner Robins, Georgia. From 2009-2011, Dr. Jobson served as Principal Flute of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra (Topeka, KS), and she has also given performances with Spoleto USA (Charleston, SC), Spartanburg Repertory Theater Orchestra (Spartanburg, SC), Brevard Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne, FL), Blue Lake Festival Orchestra (Twin Lake, MI), and the International Fellowship of Conductors Composers and Collaborators (IFC3).
As a collaborative musician, Dr. Jobson serves as flutist with several active professional chamber music groups, including Duo Aldebaran (flute & guitar), NoviTrio (flute, viola, guitar) Crosswinds Quintet (woodwind quintet), and Cherry Street Duo (flute & flute), who will release their first CD recording in 2019.
Dr. Jobson currently serves as Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg/Brownsville/Harlingen, TX). Prior to her faculty position at UTRGV, Dr. Jobson served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (Kansas City, MO), Missouri Southern State University (Joplin, MO), Kansas City Kansas Community College (Kansas City, MO), and held teaching positions at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Twin Lake, MI), Alia Lawson Pre-College (Spartanburg, SC), Performing Arts Institute (Kingston, PA), and she was Assistant Director of the Heartland Chamber Music Academy (Overland Park, KS).
Dr. Jobson’s current and former students have enjoyed successes in regional and national competitions, prestigious masterclasses and fellowships, as well as highly competitive summer programs, and have been accepted to top graduate programs. Many former students have attained jobs in public and private music education around the country, as well as internships and employment at arts centers and symphony orchestras internationally.
Dr. Jobson received a Bachelor of Music degree with Honors from Converse College (Spartanburg, SC), as a student of Dr. Christopher Vaneman, and both a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (Kansas City, MO), where she studied with Dr. Mary Posses and where she held the flute position in the fellowship woodwind quintet. Her other principal flute teachers include Christina Smith, Dr. Jean West, and Nancy Clew.