Guatemalan-American flutist Nathalie Maldonado is currently pursuing a Master of Music at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and is the Flute Graduate Teaching Assistant for 2015-17. Living most of her life in Florida, Ms. Maldonado received her B.M. at Stetson University, where she studied with Altus artist Susan McQuinn and Dr. Jean Ohlsson West. A versatile flutist, she is accomplished in extended techniques and auxiliary flutes such as piccolo and alto flute.
Ms. Maldonado is currently principal flutist of the UT Symphony Orchestra and UT Wind Ensemble. She has experience in diverse performance settings including opera theatre, choir orchestras, wind ensembles, flute choirs and woodwind quintets. In her undergraduate career, Ms. Maldonado performed regularly with university ensembles and on feature recitals. She actively participated in the Florida Flute Association and Florida Music Educators' Association conventions and competitions, most recently performing in a master class with Aaron Goldman (principal, NSO).
In addition to her performances as a soloist and orchestral musician, Ms. Maldonado enjoys teaching privately and in school settings. She has served as the flute technician and adjudicator in multiple middle and high school band programs in Central Florida. Ms. Maldonado also taught at Stetson University's Community School of Music for three years and maintained a private studio.
Ms. Maldonado is a member of the Florida Flute Association and the National Flute Association.