Dr. Julee Kim Walker
Flutist Julee Kim Walker remains an active performer and pedagogue in the DFW and Texoma regions. She is the newly appointed Instructor of Flute at Texas A&M University - Commerce starting Fall 2012. Prior to her appointment, she held teaching positions at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Grayson County College, Eastfield College, and the University of North Texas as a Teaching Fellow. Julee received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She recently completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas. Dr. Walker serves on the Board of Directors in the Texas Flute Society, and previously the Oklahoma Flute Society, and is the Director of the Texas Summer Flute Symposium.
As a versatile chamber musician, she has performed and recorded with the jazz chamber group, Evan Weiss Project <http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=76427> , and with the rock band Oso Closo. Julee has also performed and recorded with the North Texas Wind Symphony under Eugene Corporon, where she can be heard on the Klavier Wind Project, GIA WindWorks and the “Teaching Music through Performance in Band” series from 2005-2009. She appeared as soloist with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra in 2006, and has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles conventions. Overseas, she was flutist for the Austrian American Mozart Academy Opera Festival in Salzburg, Austria for 3 seasons, and has performed as Principal flutist with the Franco-American Vocal Academy Opera Festival in Perigueux, France. In April 2012, she was featured soloist with the Southeastern Symphonic Winds, performing Joel Puckett’s “The Shadow of Sirius” for Flute and Wind Ensemble. This July, she will travel to Brazil to work with the Guri Project, presenting masterclasses and recitals to underprivileged youth.
Dr. Walker currently serves as the piccoloist for the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and 2nd flute/piccolo with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and Principal with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. Recently, she was invited to play Principal with the CICA and Shreveport Summer Music Festivals, as well as the UANL Orquestra Sinfonica in Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Walker was runner-up for the recent U.S. Military Academy at West Point Band piccolo audition, and was a finalist at the U.S. Army Field Band flute audition. Her primary teachers include Terri Sundberg, Tim Day, Karl Kraber, Christina Jennings, September Payne, Helen Blackburn, and Elizabeth McNutt.