Piano and Flute Instructor
Kristin Jackson is free-lance performer and educator who is dedicated to sharing her passion for music with the community. Kristin has been praised for her poise and virtuosity as a soloist where she thrives on stage and in front of an orchestra. Recent performances include the world premier of Joseph Schwantner’s Taking Charge for flute, piano and percussion at Walfrid Kujala’s Tribute Concert at Northwestern University in June 2012.
Kristin graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from the University of North Texas studying with Mary Karen Clardy. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she performed on flute and piccolo with the University’s Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band and Chamber Orchestra as well as a variety of chamber ensembles. From 2009-2010, Kristin performed as flutist and piccoloist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Jackson began her graduate studies in the fall of 2010 at Northwestern University as a student of Walfrid Kujala, world renowned performer and pedagogue. As an orchestral and wind ensemble player, Ms. Jackson performed as principal flute in the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Baroque Music Ensemble. After winning the Northwestern Concerto/Aria Competition, Kristin had the opportunity to perform the Ibert Concerto with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. Earlier this year, Kristin appeared as soloist in performances of Mozart’s Concerto for flute and harp with Michael Maganuco (harp), and J.C. Bach’s Concerto in D with the Northwestern Baroque Ensemble performing on baroque flute. As a versatile chamber musician Kristin has frequently performed in ensembles consisting of woodwind quintet, flute quartet, flute and harp duo, flute, harp and viola trio, and is currently a member of the Ventoso Winds, a woodwind quintet that frequently performs in the San Antonio area. Kristin completed her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance in June of 2012.
Kristin’s primary instructors include Mary Karen Clardy, Walfrid Kujala, Richard Graef and Elizabeth McNutt and has participated in master classes with Trevor Wye, Jeffrey Khaner, Jim Walker, and Susan Milan. Other musical influences during her time at Northwestern include Victor Yampolsky, Mallory Thompson, and Stephen Alltop, conductors of the university ensembles. Kristin has also performed and recorded with the North Texas Wind Symphony under Eugene Corporon, where she can be heard on the GIA “Teaching Music through Performance in Band” series.
She currently resides in Boerne, TX with her husband, Tyler, where she is performing, teaching and pursuing audition opportunities.