UMBC alumna Krisztina Dér (Music '12) won first prize last week at the Raleigh Area Flute Association's Artist competition. The competition is geared towards advanced flutists starting or on the cusp of developing professional careers in music. There were three rounds for the competition. Interested candidates had to submit preliminary recordings, six competitors from across the country were invited to the semi-final round, and three were selected as finalists.
Dr. Dér graduated from UMBC in 2012 and was a student of Dr. Lisa Cella, she completed her master's in flute performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and she recently completed her doctorate in flute performance at the University of North Carolina Greensboro campus in spring 2017. Dr. Dér will be presenting a concert, "flute/light", at UMBC on March 29, 2018, which will feature works she commissioned for her doctoral dissertation.
Congratulation to Dr. Krisztina Dér on this competition win!