Personal profile

Personal profile

Flutist Dr. Christina Guenther joined SFA's School of Music faculty in 2005.

She performs actively in the greater East Texas area, throughout the United States, and also has performed in Central and South America, Germany and Australia.

Guenther performs regularly with her husband, pianist Dr. Ron Petti, and with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet. She also was principal flute of the former regional Orchestra of the Pines from 2005-08.

She has performed/presented/adjudicated at the festivals/conferences of the:

  • National Flute Association
  • Florida Flute Association
  • Mid-South Flute Society
  • Society of Composers, Inc.
  • Classical Music Society
  • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Texas Flute Society
  • Houston Flute Club
  • and at the Flute Society of Kentucky as winner of the Young Artist and Concerto competitions.

Guenther has played as a member of the symphony orchestras in:

  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Longview
  • Marshall
  • and Texarkana.

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:

  • "Zodiacal Light" for flute, clarinet and piano by Dr. Roger Zare
  • "I Might Speak" for flute, bassoon and piano by Kyle Hoyatter
  • and "Duo Concertante" for flute and percussion by Dr. Laurence Sherr.

Several other composers have written works for her, which she has premiered, including:

  • "By a Spirit of Uselessness" for flute and piano by Kyle Hoyatter
  • "Mountain Roads" for flute, bassoon and piano by Dr. Chelsea Williamson
  • "The Ghosts of Mesa Verde" for two flutes by Dr. Stephen Lias
  • "Duo" for flute and piano by Dr. Alan Scott
  • "3NF" for flute and marimba by Dr. Alan Scott
  • "Currents" for two flutes by Dr. Alan Scott
  • and "CRUSH" for flute and marimba by Dr. James Barry.

Guenther can be heard on Dr. Stephen Lias's 2015 CD "Encounters: Music Inspired by our National Parks", performing "The Ghosts of Mesa Verde."

Her talented students have been winners in regional competitions, accepted into advanced degree music programs, and gone on to successful music careers in education and arts administration upon graduating from SFA.

She is published in the National Flute Association's "FQ Plus", "Flute Talk" magazine, "The Flute View" and the Texas Bandmasters Association's "Bandmaster Review." Guenther plays Emanuel silver flute #117 and a Roosen ebony flute.

Guenther earned her bachelor's degree in music from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and her masters and doctoral degrees from Florida State University. Her primary teachers were Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, Charles DeLaney, Bart Feller and Laura Carnibucci.

Related documents

  • CV

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    Type: CV