Congratulations to the 2023 Austin Flute Choir Concerto Competition Winner, Nicole Elkins!
Nicole Elkins is a recent transplant to Austin as of August 2022 . Ms. Elkins holds a bachelors and masters degree in flute performance from Brigham Young University. Prior to moving to Austin, Ms. Elkins ran a large flute studio in Salt Lake City Utah, where her students regularly competed and placed in many of the local competitions and flute events. Nicole has recently completed her tenure as the President of the Utah Flute Association, a group that provides performing, education, and competition opportunities for flutists across Utah. Ms. Elkins is a certified Kinderflute teacher and loves working with students of all ages. Nicole is a former faculty member of the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City where she taught flute lessons, woodwind literature and coached chamber music. She previously has taught as an adjunct faculty member for the BYU Salt Lake Center teaching Music 101.
Ms. Elkins regularly subbed with the Salt Lake Symphony playing both flute and piccolo. She was a founding member of the Sandpiper Trio; performing regularly across the state. She has previously performed with the Timpanogos Symphony, Utah Valley Symphony and in the flute duo, Flutetastic. Teachers include, April Clayton, Lisa Byrnes and Wendy Hohmeyer.
You can hear Nicole performing the Carmen Fantasy with the Austin Flute choir on Sunday. March 5 at 2 pm at St. John's UMC AND on Saturday, March 25 at 4 pm at the Austin Flute Festival! More Details about the Festival are coming soon!