Ligia Verduga

Ligia Verduga

DMA Doctor in Musical Arts at UNLV Universidad Nevada Las Vegas starting fall of 2022.
MM Master’s in Music Instrumental (Flute) Performance at the University of Utah from Fall 2020 – Spring 2022. 

Master’s in English Language Pedagogy 2021- present at UTPL 

Flute Performance, February 1988 to February 1993 “Antonio Neumane” School of Music, Guayaquil, Ecuador  

• Music Education Teaching Degree Conservatorio de Musica Antonio Neumane 1978 – 1999 

• Flute Performance Teaching Degree Conservatorio de Musica Antonio Neumane 1978 – 1999  

• Bachelor in Spanish literature teaching degree May 1995 to May 1999 “Private Technical University of Loja.” Secondary Education Spanish Literature teacher degree. 


Academia Flautistica with Leonardo Grittani 2022- present  

Workshop flautistico with Prof Leonardo Grittani Dec 2021 

ELL Aide at freedom Preparatory Academy from 2020- present  

Perla del Pacifico Festival, 2019 teacher and performer  

Perla del Pacifico Festival, 2021 virtual edition invited as teacher and performer 

Special Ed. Aide Freedom Preparatory Academy 2019  

Substitute Teacher, 2019 Kelly Services. For Provo, Nebo and Alpine Districts. March 2019- present, all grades ocasionally as a Music Teacher  

Instructional Assistant 2019 Dixon Middle School April 2019- April 2021.  

Choir Conductor 2008- 2019 Conducting Ward Choir  

Flute Performer, 1985- 1999 Guayaquil Symphony, Guayaquil, Ecuador  

• Second Flute from 1986 to 1987  

• First Flute from 1987 to 1998 Utah Valley Symphony, Provo, UT  

• Performed in Christmas Concert 2001 

• Olympic concert 2002 Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Highland UT 

• First Flute from 2011 – 2013 Salt Lake City Pops • Studio Musician 2013 season.  

Utah Symphony Pro-Am Concert March 2013 Nebo Philharmonic  

• First Flute 2013-2014 Utah Valley Symphony • Christmas concert 2013-2015  

• Spring Concerts UVU Noorda Center March 27 & 28, 2019  

• The Planets at Covey Center April 17 & 18, 2019 Flute Soloist, The National Symphony in the National Theater in Quito, Ecuador  

• Chaminade Concertino in D Major, 1995  

• Touchemolin concert for flute and orchestra, 1998 Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra, Guayaquil Ecuador • Mozart Concerto No. 1 in G Major, 1992  

• Mercadante Concerto in E minor, 1997  

• J. Quantz, flute concerto in G minor, 1991 Guayaquil Municipal Chamber Orchestra • Haydn flute concerto in D Major, 1994 Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Highland UT • Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp, 2012 Nebo Philarmonic Salem, Utah 2013  

• “Il Carnaval de Venice” by Giulio Briccialdi Flute Teacher, 1989 to 1998 “Antonio Neumanne” School of Music, Guayaquil, Ecuador  

• Private and group instructions  

• Organized student recitals. Aspen Winds quintet founder /member 2010-2012 Several performances during those two years, including a recital at Covey Center for the Arts and the summer workshop in 2011 Silver Winds Flute Choir 2013 Christmas Concert at Temple Square November 30, 2013 Awards and Participations.  

• Invited to participate in the International Flute Festival Perla del Pacifico on October 2019 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as teacher and performer.  

• Invited to go on tour to Mexico and Uruguay with “Los Hermanos de los Andes” in May of 2022 

• Winner at Classical Music Festival in 1995 organized by the Ecuadorian-German Cultural Center, Guayaquil, Ecuador  

• Finalist in the “Concierto al Mérito” organized by the Ecuadorian-German Cultural Center, Guayaquil, Ecuador 1996  

• Invited to participate in the International flute festival to represent the Ecuadorian Delegation “En La Mitad Del Mundo”, 1997 and 1998  


• At Provo South Stake Center March 30, 2008  

• At Provo South Stake Center November 22, 2009  

• At Springville Art Museum October 10, 2010  

• Aspen winds 2011: Summer workshop and recitals.  

• Five recitals in 2013: 1. March 7 2. May 12 3. June 7 4. September 21 5. November 30 • Flute choir performance November 30, 2013, at Temple Square  

• Millenial Orchestra and Choirs Summer 2015 Maryland, VA.  

• Luz de las Naciones Christmas Concert 2016 and Nov 2019 • Flute choir member at the Flute National Convention Aug 2019 Salt Lake City.  


• Flute interpretation Seminar directed by Prof. Luciano Carrera and organized by the Kingman Foundation. Quito, Ecuador, May 1989  

• Contemporaneous Interpretation Techniques taught by Prof. Angeleita Floyd and Prof. Felix Renggli in 1997  

• Seminar-Workshop in Musical Education Directed by Dr. Manuel Préstamo, 1994-1995  

• The International Flute Festival “En La Mitad del Mundo” (representing Ecuador) Quito, Ecuador, 1997 and 1998. 


Member of the NFA (National Flute Association) 

Member of UFA (Utah Flute Asociation) 

Member of ABME (Association of Body Mapping Educators) 

Member of NeoFlutAcademy 

Member and invited guest at Festival Internacional del Flautistas Perla del Pacifico Guayaquil, Ecuador 

Member and invited guest at Festival Internacional del Flautistas en el Centro del Mundo Quito, Ecuador 

You can find Ligia’s 2022 19th Century Music Competition flute performance here.