Berta Teodora is a senior Flute Performance major at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She currently studies with Dr. Lisa Wolynec, and has played in masterclasses with Lorna McGhee and Rhonda Larson at Austin Peay, William Bennett at the William Bennett Summer Flute Academy, Jim Walker at the Indiana State University Flute Fair, and Bart Feller and Valerie Coleman as a winner of the Mid-South Flute Society Collegiate Masterclass Competition.
In the summer of 2019, Berta attended the Rocky Ridge Young Artist Seminar in Colorado, where she studied with Miyazawa artist Claudia Anderson and UNT flute professor Terri Sundberg. After traveling to Colorado, she had the opportunity to perform under Nicole Molumby at the NFA Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah as a winner of the 2019 NFA Collegiate Flute Choir Competition. During that same year, Berta appeared as a guest soloist with the APSU Symphony Orchestra after winning the Music Department’s Concerto and Aria Competition. She performed Otar Gordeli’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and was the only undergraduate student chosen to perform that year.
Along with being a student and performer, Berta maintains a private studio and works as a Music Librarian for the APSU Symphony Orchestra. She has also taught group lessons at a local middle school, worked on staff for a local high school marching band, and has been a guest flute instructor in the surrounding area. Berta will be graduating with her Bachelor of Music degree in May and will pursue her Master of Music degree beginning in August. Her ultimate goal is to become a flute professor, but she also looks forward to teaching privately, working in music libraries, and performing professionally.
You can find Berta’s performance here.