Flutist Kim McCormick is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of South Florida and a Yamaha Performing Artist. She is the past President and Chairman of the Board of the 600-member Florida Flute Association and has received numerous awards for her work with Sigma Alpha Iota international professional music fraternity. Currently, she is Principal Flutist of the professional Florida Wind Band and Concertmaster of the Florida Flute Orchestra. McCormick is also a chamber music enthusiast, performing frequently with the McCormick Duo (flute and percussion) and the McCollwin Trio (flute, oboe, piano). As flutist with the McCormick Duo, she has recorded multiple CDs on the Capstone and Ravello labels. These recordings have received high critical acclaim in the leading audiophile journals including American Record Guide, Fanfare, and Grammophone. She has also given performances in Europe, South America, and Asia. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas.
Some notable performances include the International Double Reed Conference with the McCollWin Trio; Merkin Hall with Ars Nostra, featuring solo and chamber works for flute; and the National Flute Convention in New Orleans, where she performed as Concertmaster of the Florida Flute Orchestra. McCormick was invited to perform at the Governor’s mansion in Tallahassee for “La Florida”; a celebration of the 500th birthday of the discovery of Florida by Ponce De Leon. She released a CD featuring solo and chamber works by composer Max Lifchitz on the North/South label.
A dedicated teacher, her students have won regional and national competitions including the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Young Artist and Jazz Artist Masterclass, the Florida Flute Association Young Artist Competition, the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, and Downbeat Magazine awards. She has had several articles published in Flute Talk Magazine.
McCormick performs exclusively on Yamaha flutes.