Dr. Cristina Ballatori
Dr. Cristina Ballatori
Department of Music
DMA University of Colorado at Boulder
PG.Dip Royal Northern College of Music
MM Louisiana State University
BM George Mason University
CV/VITAE: Ballatori Vitae
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Cristina Ballatori is Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Texas at Brownsville. An energetic performer and teacher, Dr. Ballatori regularly appears throughout the U.S. as a recitalist, chamber musician, clinician, and adjudicator. She has been a prizewinner in several competitions including the Flute Society of Washington, D.C.’s Young Artist Competition. Her doctoral thesis, “Suite Paysanne Hongroise for Flute and Piano by Béla Bartók/Arr. Paul Arma: A Performer’s Guide,” was named a winner of the National Flute Association’s 2007 Dissertation Competition for its outstanding contribution to flute research. Recent engagements include appearances at such festivals and conferences as the Texas Music Educators Association, National Flute Association, Mid-South Flute Society, Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Florida Flute Association, Rochester Flute Association, College Music Society, and International Double Reed Society.
A passionate advocate for music education and a dedicated teacher, Dr. Ballatori has presented music workshops for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation’s “Live! Music Now” program, and given master classes and clinics in Texas, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Colorado, Washington, and New York. She is a founding member and flutist of both the Semplice Duo and Trio Chômeurs, chamber groups dedicated to exposing new audiences to classical music through innovative programming and outreach.
Dr. Ballatori completed her D.M.A at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The recipient of a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellowship, she received a postgraduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England where she studied with Peter Lloyd, retired principal flutist of the London Symphony Orchestra. She completed her M.M. at Louisiana State University. Her major teachers include Alexa Still, Katherine Kemler, and Judith Lapple with additional studies under Bonita Boyd. Visit the UTB Flute Studio’s new website at: UTB and TSC Flute Studio
Assistant Dean of Students/Coordinator of Chamber Music & Community Outreach: Hochstein School of Music & Dance, Rochester, New York