Diane Boyd Schultz

Diane Boyd Schultz's Biography

Diane Boyd Schultz began flute study at age 11 in her native Mississippi and has established her career through performances in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and France. A prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Winds Competition, she has appeared as an invited performer at the 1996, 2000, and 2003 National Flute Association Conventions, premiering a commissioned work for piccolo and harp at the 2000 convention. Currently principal flute of the Orchestra of the Pines and flutist of the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, she has also performed as principal flutist of the Terre Haute Symphony and with the Shreveport Symphony and Dallas Bach Society Orchestras.

She was awarded the Bachelor of Music degree with Honors from the University of Alabama and the MM and DMA degrees from the University of North Texas. As a Rotary International Foundation Scholar, she studied at McGill University in Montréal, Canada; she has also received other awards to pursue her interest in commissioning and performing works from living American composers.

An active teacher and clinician, Dr. Boyd Schultz founded the Midwest Flute Festival in 1997. In addition, she has given clinics at the Minnesota, Texas, and Illinois Music Teachers Association Conventions and at many universities and music festivals. She has presented masterclasses and concerts for the British Flute Society Festival, the Florida Flute Fair, and the Flute Society of St. Louis, and the Mid-South Flute Festival. She has been a member of the summer faculty of Interlochen and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camps, and her articles on pedagogical topics have appeared in Flute Talk, Instrumentalist, and Pan. Presently she is Professor of Flute at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Diane Boyd Schultz is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays a custom Yamaha YFL-984D.

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