Dr. Colleen White is Assistant Professor of Flute at Kansas State University and Artist in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy. As a teaching artist, she has taught flute, chamber music, and entrepreneurship courses at Colorado State University, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. White performs in a wide variety of solo, orchestral, and chamber music settings across North America, including performances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She made her solo debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at age 16.
An energetic teacher, Dr. White has presented workshops and masterclasses across the United States on a variety of topics including tone development, piccolo techniques, grant writing, teaching strategies, opera excerpts, memorization, electroacoustic music, arts administration, and career development. She has performed and presented at the National Flute Association Convention, flute fairs across the U.S., and abroad.
Dr. White advises flutists nationally as a member of the National Flute Association’s Career and Artistic Development Committee. As past President of the Colorado Flute Association, she coordinated flute events for all ages, connecting the Colorado flute community with unique performing and learning opportunities alongside international artists. Influential teachers and mentors include Christina Jennings, Brook Ferguson, Janet Arms, Dawn Lawler, Carol Meves, Jeffrey Nytch, Michelle Stanley, and Stephanie Jutt. She earned degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder (DMA), The Hartt School (MM), and the University of Wisconsin Madison (BM).
She has been an Artist in Residence for Off the Hook Arts (Fort Collins, CO) and the Atlantic Music Festival (Maine) and recently performed with the Boulder Bach Festival and Colorado MahlerFest. Since winning top awards in various concerto and young artist competitions, she was named a semifinalist in the prestigious Myrna Brown Artist Competition and can be heard in solo and orchestral performances on Wyoming Public Radio and KGNU Boulder Radio. In Fall 2019, Dr. White made her first solo appearance at Carnegie Hall.
Chen Yi Night Thoughts
Donizetti excerpt from
Lucia di Lammermoor
IV. Allegro con brio
Next concerts: August 23rd & 24th 2018
Dr. White's teaching emphasizes clear, individualized solutions for students of all levels. Lessons apply concepts from music theory, history, and flute pedagogy methods to help each student develop their unique artistic voice.
Dr. White has been a guest artist at universities and arts venues across the country, including UMass-Amherst, Texas A&M-Commerce, and CU Boulder. Topics include grant writing, electroacoustic music, memorization, piccolo techniques and more. For more information on lessons, presentations, and guest artist performances, please use the contact form below.