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Christina Guenther

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Professor, Flute

  • D.M., Flute Performance, Florida State University (2005)
  • M.M., Flute Performance, Florida State University (2000)
  • B.M., Flute Performance, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1998)
Flutist Dr. Christina Guenther joined the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty in 2005. She performs actively in the greater East Texas area, throughout the United States, and has also performed in Central and South America. Guenther is a founding member of the Gemini Flute Duo and the Silver Keys Trio, performs with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, and was principal flute of the former regional Orchestra of the Pines (2005-2008). She has performed/presented at the festivals/conferences of the National Flute Association, the Florida Flute Association, the Mid-South Flute Society, the Society of Composers, Inc., the Classical Music Society, the Texas Music Educators Association, and at the Flute Society of Kentucky as winner of the Young Artist and Concerto Competitions. Guenther plays regularly with the Shreveport (LA), Longview (TX), Marshall (TX), and Texarkana (AR) Symphony Orchestras. She performed Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto in 2007 and the Bach Suite in B Minor in 2013, both with the Orchestra of the Pines.

An enthusiastic proponent of new music, Guenther has commissioned and premiered several works for flute, including: The Ghosts of Mesa Verde for two flutes (2013) by Stephen Lias; Duo for flute and piano (2009), 3NF for flute and marimba (2006), and Currents for two flutes (2005) by Alan Scott; CRUSH for flute and marimba (2006) by James Barry; and Duo Concertante for flute and percussion (2003) by Laurence Sherr. In the summers, she teaches at Creative Flutist Masterclasses Summer Music Camp in Austin, Texas. Her talented students have been winners in regional competitions, have been accepted into advanced degree music programs, and have gone on to successful music careers in education and arts administration upon graduating from SFA. Guenther is published in Flute Talk magazine.

Guenther holds degrees from Florida State University (D.M., M.M.) and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (B.M.); her primary teachers were Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, Charles DeLaney, Bart Feller, and Laura Carnibucci. Christina Guenther plays Emanuel silver flute #117 and a Roosen ebony flute.