• UTRGV flute students have performed in masterclasses on campus at UTRGV for the following flute guest artists: Carol Wincenc (Juilliard), Martha Long (Principal Flute, Oregon Symphony Orchestra), Erin Murphy (Oklahoma State University), Rita Linard (University of Texas-San Antonio), Chris Vaneman (Converse College), James Hall (University of Nothern Colorado), Amy Tully (Coastal Carolina University), Jim Coleman (US Army Band, ret.), Jennifer Keeney (University of Houston), Danilo Mezzadri (University of Southern Mississippi), Kristin Hayes (Our Lady of the Lake University), Sophia Tegart (Washington State University), Greg Patillo (Beatboxing Flutist), Timothy Hagen (Freelance Flutist),  Marissa Olin (Spring Arbor University), Marianne Gedigian (University of Texas at Austin), Mark Teplitsky (Principal Flute, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra), Elena Duran (Mexican-American Flute Artist), and Amy Porter (University of Michigan), among others.
  • 100% placement rate post-graduation in the UTRGV Flautistas Flute Studio (graduate school or employment as a music educator), 2011-Present
  • Congratulations to Laura Morin (UTRGV BM in Education with EC-12 Teacher Certification, class of 2018) who will serve as Assistant Band Director at Nikki Rowe High School (McAllen, TX), starting in fall 2018!
  • Congratulations to Roxanne Lopez (UTRGV BM in Education with EC-12 Teacher Certification, class of 2014) who will serve as Assistant Band Director at La Joya High School (La Joya, TX), starting in fall 2018!
  • Congratulations to Anthea Garcia (UTRGV BM in Education with EC-12 Teacher Certification, class of 2017) who will serve as Assistant Band Director at Harlingen High School (Harlingen, TX), starting in fall 2017!
  • Camden Beavers was the winner of the "Denise Jennings" Advanced/Graduate/Teacher Competition at the Houston Flute Club, April 22, 2017
  • Congratulations to Camden Blaine Beavers (UTRGV MM in Flute Performance, class of 2017) who has placed FIRST CHAIR in both the Orchestra AND in the Wind Ensemble for the coming year, at the University of Northern Colorado (Greely, CO), where he matriculates in fall 2017 as a student of Flutist/Artist Dr. James Hall!
  • Congratulations to Baltazar Diaz (UTRGV BM in Flute Performance, class of 2017) who begins his Master of Musical Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) in fall 2017, as a student of world-renowned Flutist/Pedagogue Dr. Mary Posses!
  • Congratulations to Claudia Yadira Vela (UTRGV BM in Education with EC-12 Teacher Certification, class of 2016) who will serve as Assistant Band Director at Robert Vela High School (Edinburg, TX), starting in fall 2017!
  • Congratulations to Crystal Flores (UTPA BM in Education with EC-12 Teacher Certification, class of 2013) who returns home to the valley to serve as Assistant Band Director at Palmview High School (Palmview, TX) starting in fall 2017!
  • Congratulations to Anthea Garcia (UTRGV BM in Education with EC-12 Teacher Certification, class of 2017) who will serve as Assistant Band Director and Colorguard Instructor at Harlingen High School (Harlingen, TX) starting in fall 2017!
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Prince (UTRGV BM in Education with EC-12 Teacher Certification, class of 2017) who will serve as Music Teacher for Fields Elementary School (McAllen, TX) starting in fall 2017!
  • The UTRGV Flautistas Flute Ensemble was invited to give a recital at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN
  • Camden Beavers was a finalist, UTRGV Concerto Competition, Fall 2016
  • Perla Chagoya secured a full-time position as Assistant Band Director at Economedes High School, Edinburg, TX, Fall 2016
  • Camden Beavers was selected by audition to be a performer in the advanced/adult masterclass at Texas Flute Society Convention (Denton, TX) for Gary Schocker, summer 2016
  • Camden Beavers was Semi-Finalist in Naftzger Music Competition (Wichita, KS), Spring 2016
  • Baltazar Diaz was named the Winner, UTRGV Concerto Competition, Spring 2016
  • Anthea Garcia was a Finalist, UTRGV Concerto Competition, Spring 2016
  • UTRGV Flautistas Flute Ensemble performed at 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Convention
  • Leslie Rocha secured a full-time position as Assistant Band Director at Raul Yzaguirre Middle School in San Juan, TX, Fall 2015
  • Roxanne Rivera secured a full-time position as Assistant Band Director at Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School in La Joya, TX, Fall 2015
  • UTRGV Flautistas Flute Ensemble performance by invitation at Texas Flute Society Convention, Denton, TX, Summer 2015
  • Anthea Garcia placed first chair in staff ensembles as a counselor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, was placed in the staff wind quintet, and was one of three finalists in the Blue Lake Concerto Competition, Summer 2015
  • Baltazar Diaz was accepted as a performer in this summer's "Beyond the Masterclass" with Jim Walker at the Colburn School, Summer 2015
  • Crystal Rodis accepted positions as a faculty member at Philippine Women's University, Plaridel Academy for Music and the Arts, and Miriam College, Spring 2015
  • Baltazar Diaz performed as a substitute flutist (by audition) with the Valley Symphony Orchestra, Spring 2015
  • Claudia Vela performed as a substitute flutist (by audition) with the Valley Symphony Orchestra, Spring 2015
  • Anthea Garcia earned a STARS Scholarship, Fall 2014
  • Anthea Garcia earned a TMEA Scholarship, Spring 2014
  • Anthea Garcia earned a UTPA Excellence Scholarship, Fall 2014
  • Leslie Rocha created the first KinderFlute program in Texas (multiple locations), Fall 2014
  • Baltazar Diaz was the recipient of a Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship by the Texas Association of Music Schools. This scholarship awards $6,000 per year, for up to four years. Baltazar was selected to be the sole nominee for this award from the music department at UTPA, Spring 2014
  • Crystal Flores secured a full-time position as Assistant Band Director at Cecil Webb School, Spring 2014
  • Perla Chagoya secured a full-time position as Assistant Band Director at Alton Elementary School, Spring 2014
  • Anthea Garcia secured a summer position working with Marching Band for Mission ISD, Summer 2014
  • Crystal Rodis created a new summer flute chamber music program in the Philippines, Summer 2014
  • Claudia Vela secured a summer position working with the Marching Band at Mission High School, Summer 2014
  • Anthea Garcia earned a UTPA Excellence Scholarship, Spring 2014
  • Roxanne Rivera secured a part-time position as Flute Technician at Edinburg North High School, Fall 2013
  • Crystal Rodis was hired by audition as a substitute flutist for the Valley Symphony Orchestra, Fall 2013
  • Crystal Ruiz secured a full-time position as Assistant Band Director at Mission High School, Spring, 2013
  • Leslie Rocha secured a full-time position as Assistant Band Director at Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School, Spring, 2013
  • Crystal Flores was a Scholarship Winner in UTPA Young Artist Competition, Spring 2013
  • Perla Chagoya was a Scholarship Winner in UTPA Young Artist Competition, Spring 2013
  • Crystal Flores was hired by audition as a substitute flutist for the Valley Symphony Orchestra, Fall 2012

          Flautistas

The Flute Studio at UTRGV has developed into an internationally recognized program for excellence and achievement in musical scholarship and performance.  Students consist of undergraduate and graduate majors in both music education and performance. 

All members of the UTRGV Flute Studio study with Dr. Krista Jobson, an internationally recognized flute solo artist. Members of the flute studio make up the UTRGV Flautistas Flute Ensemble, which has given performances all over the Rio Grande Valley as well as at the Texas Flute Society Convention, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and the National Flute Association Convention, among others. Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships available.


For more information or to set up a lesson or audition, contact Dr. Jobson at krista.jobson@utrgv.edu

 

Krista Jobson


flutist