Welcome to the ECU Flute Studio page! I’m excited to meet you, and I look forward to talking with you about your musical goals and a career in classical music. I would love to coach you in a sample lesson and work with you on your All-District/All-State audition music, just click the Request a Lesson button. The School of Music offers multiple opportunities for young flutists to develop as performers and musicians and connect with the finest artists of our time, while providing a supportive and positive environment that encourages hard work and high achievement. Our professional organizations: The National Flute Association and the Raleigh Area Flute Association.
Christine Gustafson has performed as guest artist and given masterclasses on four continents. A Fulbright recipient in 2001-2002, she featured music of living American composers in a performance project in Taiwan and China and later served as a Fulbright Discipline Reviewer in Music. She has contributed to The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk and has recorded for Albany Records, AURecords and Sphere Sound. She is artist faculty for the Global Summer Institute of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and has performed for National Flute Association and Mid-Atlantic Flute Conventions among others. Gustafson is a past prizewinner in the NFA Convention Performers Competition. She was a Fellow at the Salzburg Summer Academy, Waterloo and Sarasota Music Festivals, and for the Banff Opera Orchestra at Banff Music Centre, Canada. Gustafson has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, Virginia Symphony and the Orchestra of the Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria. Her students have won awards at NFA and MTNA competitions and scholarships to major conservatories. Dr. Gustafson holds degrees from IU Bloomington (BM), the University for Music, Vienna, Austria (Artist Diploma), Eastman (MM), and UT Austin (DMA). Her principal teachers include Harry Houdeshel, Louis Rivière, Wolfgang Schulz, Karl Kraber and Carol Wincenc. Gustafson is professor of flute at East Carolina University, where she is the flutist of the Coastal Winds Quintet.
Dr. Gustafson is also Director of the ECU Global Affairs Faculty-led Taiwan Chamber Music Summer Study Abroad, a unique international program, taking ECU music students to the University of Taipei to perform chamber music together with their counterparts from the University of Taipei during Summer Session I. Cultural exploration is offered through Chinese language and Culture class and cultural excursions. Watch the ECU Global Affairs/Asia Pacific program page for updates and opening of the application.* Scholarship help is available!
Listen to “Treasured Tunes” featuring Dr. Christine Gustafson.
**Dependent upon the US State Department permitting international travel, due to COVID-19.葛慧清 Christine Gustafson /長笛
(Chinese bio courtesy of Shaun Liang)
葛慧清博士畢業於印第安納大學、維也納音樂院、伊士曼音樂院、德州大學奧斯汀分校，曾受教於Harry Houdeshel、Louis Rivière、Wolfgang Schulz、Karl Kraber、Carol Wincenc，目前為活耀於國際樂壇的長笛家，曾在美國、亞洲、歐洲和巴西…等地舉辦大師班及音樂會。 於2001-2002擔任傅爾布萊特美籍學人及該基金會的音樂審查者，除進行學術交流外，亦將美國作曲家的音樂介紹給臺灣與中國樂壇。擔任北卡羅萊納藝術協會客座藝術家4年期間，也為「長笛季刊」撰稿，獲得好評。在以下的唱片公司均可找到她的錄音：Albany Records、Gothic、 AURecords、Sphere Sound labels，南卡羅萊納 格林維爾公共電視99頻道常會播放她的演奏。
葛慧清也是一位致力推動新音樂的演奏家，有許多當代作曲家將作品交由她進行世界首演，如：Elena Ruehr、Stephen Jaffe、Ken Kreuzer、Martha Horst、Donald Sloan、嚴福榮(目前任教於臺灣東吳大學音樂系)，甘迺迪表演藝術中心(美國)、國家音樂廳(臺灣)、北京中央音樂學院和上海音樂學院(中國)均有她演出的足跡。同時，她也熱衷於教學，所指導的學生曾在許多重要比賽中獲獎，如：NFA、美國
現在的她除了擔任東卡羅萊納長笛教授外，常與鋼琴家Jeremy Thompson合作演出、與同校吉他博士–Elliot Frank組成St. Caecilia二重奏，並為Coastal木管五重奏的一員。