Kara Kirkendoll Welch
Adjunct Assistant Professor, FluteKara Kirkendoll Welch has been a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2000. She performs in various chamber music settings with her DSO colleagues, including performances at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art and at Litton Society functions with former DSO maestro Andrew Litton at the piano. Recently, she has performed as guest associate principal flute with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Welch has played in halls throughout the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. She has been the recipient of numerous awards in such competitions as the International Flute Talk Competition, the Texas Flute Society Orchestral Masterclass Competition with Jeanne Baxtresser and the National Flute Association Masterclass Performers Competition. She was a featured soloist at the 2001 National Flute Association Convention in Dallas, and has been recognized in Flute Talk magazine. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and her Master of Music from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. Her principal teachers have been Dr. Bradley Garner, Jean Larson and Claire Johnson.
EducationM.M., Southern Methodist University;
B.M., University of Cincinnati