Renowned for her singing tone, flutist Krista Jobson enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. A frequent guest artist and masterclass clinician, Jobson has toured Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Mexico, and Peru, as well as the continental United States.
As a soloist, Jobson has won numerous awards and honors. She was named a finalist in the Instrumental Soloist: Professional division of the American Prize Competition, first place winner in the Converse College Concerto Competition, and first place winner in the Brevard Symphony Young Artist Competition. A two-time finalist in the Florida Flute Association Young Artist Competition, she is also a second prize winner. Recent concerto performances include solo appearances with the Valley Symphony Orchestra (McAllen, TX), Taffelmusik (Matamoros, Mexico), Musiche Doulos (Weslaco, TX), the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Wind Ensemble and the UTRGV Symphony Orchestra (Edinburg, TX). She has performed in masterclasses for Jim Walker, Leone Buyse, Peter Lloyd, Charles Wadsworth, Claudia Anderson, Bart Feller, Michael Gordon, Shannon Finney, Inara Zandemane, the Imani Winds, Borealis Wind Quintet, and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
Jobson is Co-Principal Flute of the Valley Symphony Orchestra (McAllen, TX). She is also Principal Flute of The Trade Winds Recording Ensemble for Excelcia Music Publishing. She toured for four years as Co-Principal Flute of the concert band and woodwind quintet of an active-duty U.S. Air Force Band. From 2009-2011, Jobson served as Principal Flute of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. She has also given performances with Spoleto USA (Piccolo Spoleto), Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, and the International Fellowship of Conductors Composers and Collaborators (IFC3).
Her love for collaborative musical settings has led her to serve as flutist with several active professional chamber music groups, including Duo Aldebaran (flute & guitar) who were named finalists in the Chamber Music: Professional division of the American Prize Competition; NoviTrio (flute, viola, guitar); Crosswinds Quintet (woodwind quintet); and Cherry Street Duo (flute & flute), who will release their first CD recording in 2019.
Jobson currently serves as Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg/Brownsville/Harlingen, TX) where she maintains a studio of graduate and undergraduate students. Prior to her faculty position at UTRGV, Jobson served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, Missouri Southern State University, and Kansas City Kansas Community College; she held teaching positions at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Alia Lawson Pre-College, Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary; and she was Assistant Director of the Heartland Chamber Music Academy. Jobson’s current and former students have enjoyed successes in regional and national competitions, prestigious masterclasses and fellowships, as well as highly competitive summer programs, and have been accepted to top graduate programs. Many former students have attained jobs in public and private music education around the country, as well as internships and employment at arts centers and symphony orchestras internationally.
Jobson received a Bachelor of Music degree with Honors from Converse College as a student of Christopher Vaneman, and both a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where she studied with Mary Posses and where she held the flute position in the fellowship woodwind quintet. Her other principal flute teachers include Christina Smith, Jean West, and Nancy Clew-Eller.
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