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Kathryn Flum

BM Northern Arizona University
MM DePaul University

Courses Taught
Applied Flute
Orchestral Repertoire for Woodwinds I & II
Chamber Music


Flutist Kathryn Flum takes the music world by storm with appearances hailed as "breathtaking" (PBS), "performed with just the right light touch" (Chicago Classical Review) and "poignant" (Chicago Tribune).  She has consistently performed with musicians and ensembles like the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Philharmonic, the Chicago Bach Project with Soli Deo Gloria, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, eighth blackbird and Yo-Yo Ma, and has been heard peforming on 98.7 WFMT-Chicago. Kathryn was a finalist for the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists in 2011 and she was featured as the flute soloist on the soundtrack for the internationally lauded and highly awarded PBS documentary, Jens Jensen: The Living Green, in 2013. Recent solo performances include Franz Benda’s Flute Concerto in E Minor in October of 2014, the world premiere of Agnieszka Stulginska’s Dance With My Breath with Chicago’s Palomar Ensemble in May 2015, which the Chicago Tribune heralded as a performance that “would have gladdened any composer’s heart,” and J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor in September of 2015. Upcoming performances include Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe with the Chicago Philharmonic in September 2016 and the opening night concert for Ear Taxi, a Chicago-wide week-long celebration of new music, in October 2016. 

Kathryn has served on the adjudication panels for the woodwind and chamber music division of national and international competitions including the Music Teachers’ National Association and the ENKOR International Music Competition, as well as local competitions and master classes. She is also a mentor to Chicago-area middle and high school flute students through the Chicago Philharmonic’s Mentoring Program and serves as a Safe Zone ally for the LGBTQA community at DePaul. Kathryn’s primary flute teachers are Stephanie Jutt, Laura Barron and Mary Stolper, with additional orchestral study under Jennifer Gunn. Kathryn joined the flute faculty at DePaul University in 2013 and was also appointed to the position of Coordinator of Woodwinds in 2014.

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