The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Music Department and Kappa Kappa Psi are pleased to host the Central Texas Flute Festival on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center on the UMHB Campus. UMHB Instructor of Flute, Ms. Sheryl Goodnight, is hosting the event along with Megan Landsberg, area flute performer, and teacher.
Flutists of all ages and abilities are welcome to share in the one-day fun and educational Central Texas Flute Festival hosted by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Kappa Kappa Psi, a music service fraternity. Events throughout the day include mock auditions for both TMEA and ATSSB high school students, workshops, a flute choir performance and read-along session, an opportunity for an informal round-table discussion on anything about the flute, and fantastic recitals. Our guest artist is Professor Sharon Davis, from Austin Community College, and she will be featuring the Flute and Harp Concerto by Mozart, selections for flute and guitar, in addition to solo repertoire. We also welcome parents to join us! Classes are open to observers and all recitals are free for everyone!
About Sharon Davis
Inspired by hearing James Galway playing dueling banjos with Roy Clarke in the early 70's, Sharon Davis first picked up the flute in fourth grade. The school principal only allowed her to enter a year early because he was so tired of her asking and pleading to be allowed to join band. Ever since, she has been loving and playing the flute for nearly 41 years. For the past 15 years, she has been teaching flute as Professor of Music at Austin Community College. She is currently the principal flutist with the Austin Civic Orchestra and has been since 1998. She a founding member of ACC's Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Additionally, she plays with a professional guitarist in the Davis Duo and with the harpist, Lisa Lamb as the Glyss Wynde Duo.
As a professor at Austin Community College, Prof. Davis has worked in the Student Success Initiative Project for two years, served as a member of the Faculty Center’s Advisory Group for three years and is working on getting new instrumental ensembles up and running for the Music Department.
Professor Davis has performed as a featured soloist with the Oklahoma Symphony, University of Oklahoma Symphony, Austin Civic Orchestra and with the Austin Community College Choir.
Professor Davis received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Oklahoma, and her Master of Music Performance in Flute from Baylor University.
At the University of Oklahoma, Sharon studied with Christine Smith and Valerie Watts (Oklahoma Symphony). During that time she also studied with Walfrid Kujala (Chicago Symphony and Northeastern State University in Illinois), Bonita Boyd (Rochester Philharmonic & Eastman School of Music, New York) and Stephen Kujala (Freelance Jazz Flutist, Los Angeles, CA).
At Baylor University, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in teaching flute students while studying with Helen Ann Shanley (a student of George Morey and Marcel Moyse). Also, while at Baylor, she studied with Julius Baker (New York Philharmonic & Julliard School of Music).