Conservatory Announces New Assistant Professor of Flute, Dr. Terri Sanchez

Please welcome Dr. Terri Sánchez, our new Assistant Professor of Flute, who will join us this Fall. She is currently Assistant Professor of Flute at Bowling Green State University, and she is eager to make the move to Kansas City and the Conservatory. Our thanks to the search committee of Celeste Johnson Frehner, Jane Carl, Joe Parisi, and Noel Torres-Rivera.

terri-sanchez.jpgTerri Sánchez is a Miyazawa Performing Artist, a top prizewinning flutist, author of The Aspiring Flutist’s Practice Book Series and a newly published composer. Legendary flutist Paula Robison writes, “Sánchez has a beautiful presence as a player, and her sparkling clear sound spins out and fills the air with poetry.” After she premiered his new work for flute and piano, Archetypes, composer George Chave wrote, “her ability to pull the audience in and take them along for the ride is a true joy. Terri is a musician’s musician.” 
Sánchez is a laureate of many national competitions: 1st Prize, National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Competition, 2nd Prize, NFA Young Artist Competition (along with “Best Performance of the Newly Commissioned Work”), 1st Prize, San Diego Flute Guild Artist Gold Competition, 2nd Prize, Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, 2nd Prize, Upper Midwest Flute Society Young Artist Competition and Finalist, Walfrid Kujala International Piccolo Competition. Additionally, she performed with the Southern Methodist University Meadows Symphony and the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra as a winner of both university concerto competitions. Sánchez's high school and university students have also won many top prizes and awards for Young Artist, Collegiate Soloist, Masterclass, Concerto and other competitions throughout the United States.  
The first three books in The Aspiring Flutist's Practice Book Series are sold internationally and have received high praise. Review from the publisher of The Aspiring Flutist’s Practice Companion: “It is a ridiculously comprehensive guide to music, practice (of course), and everything you encounter in daily musical life … it is something you will want to keep on your stand. It’s that useful.” Review for The Aspiring Flutist’s Sound & Scale Book in Flute View Online Magazine: “It is a MUST for all flutists … this book belongs on every flutist’s music stand!” Review for The Aspiring Flutist’s Sing-along Surrender Etude Book in the Flutist Quarterly: “This collection of studies takes flutists on an emotional journey toward relaxed enjoyment in playing the flute, a place we all started when playing was still new, shiny and full of possibilities.” Dedicated to helping musicians release practice anxiety and achieve their full potential in the practice room, Sánchez also enjoys providing the worldwide flute community with warm-ups, exercises and other free resources. To find more information on her online courses and downloadable PDFS, visit her website For performances and tutorials, visit her YouTube channel at
Sánchez has had many wonderful teachers, including Leticia Ledesma, Helen Blackburn, Jean Larson Garver, Alexa Still, Debbie Baron, Kara Kirkendoll Welch, Terri Sundberg and Elizabeth McNutt. She is especially grateful to her two lifelong teachers and mentors, Gabriel Sánchez and Claire Johnson, and for the friendship and long-time support of her primary publisher, Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co. She performs on a Miyazawa Classic Rose Silver Flute with a Geoghegan headjoint and a rose gold-plated silver LeFreque as well as a Burkart Professional piccolo. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas. 

Published: Mar 22, 2024