Dr. April Clayton, Artistic Director & Woodwind Area Chair

DMA, Flute Performance, The Juilliard School
MM, Flute Performance, University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music
BM, Flute Performance, University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music
Studies in Flute Performance and Mathematics, Oberlin College and Conservatory


Professor of Flute, Brigham Young University, formerly Director of Chamber Music for the European American Musical Alliance at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, France, Guest Artist Instructor at the Conservatoire MJC du Vesinet and the Centre de Musique F. Hasselmann. Performances in Germany, Switzerland, England, Wales, France, Italy, Russia, South Korea, Canada, Brazil, Barbados, Mexico and throughout the United States. Collaborations with New York Woodwind Quintet, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Orpheus Wind Quintet, Utah Chamber Artists, Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Hat Trick, Jupiter Symphony, New York Lyric Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra. Winner of MTNA, Artists International, Jefferson Symphony Young Artist Competition, Cincinnati Philharmonia Concerto Competition, BYU Young Scholar Award. Four-time laureate of National Flute Association competitions. Students have been winners of local, national and international competitions, been accepted at top music programs across the country, and established careers at universities and in performance.
April Clayton is a Burkart Flutes Artist.