Works by Female Composers with Christina Castellanos
Date: September 9, 2023
Location: Springville Art Museum (126 E 400 S, Springville, UT 84663)
1:00 – Recital feat. Female Composers
1:40 – Masterclass (2 masterclass spots available!)
2:10 – Workshop on Extended Techniques
A native of Bountiful, Utah, Christina Castellanos has enjoyed a prosperous and eclectic musical career. After becoming 2nd Flutist of The Las Vegas Philharmonic at the age of 22 and appointed to Principal Flutist in 2017, Christina quickly established herself as a top call freelancer on the Las Vegas Strip, playing hundreds of shows over a 6 year run of Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular,
as well as backing countless headliners on the Las Vegas Strip – most notably: Placido Domingo, Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra Jr., Andrea Bocelli, Harry Connick Jr., Weird Al Yankovic, and Seth MacFarlane. She has had the pleasure of playing under the direction of Itzhak Perlman and has played for many artists such as STING, Ben Folds, Kristen Chenoweth, The Beach Boys, Arturo Sandoval, Il Divo, Gentri, Kansas, The Who and Journey.
Christina travels on a regular basis as Principal Flutist of The Las Vegas Philharmonic, Principal Flutist of The Nevada Ballet Theater, Principal Flutist of Salt Lake Symphony, and solo flutist of Sinfonia Salt Lake. She regularly plays flute and piccolo with The Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West Orchestra, Boise Philharmonic, Reno Philharmonic, Orchestra at Temple Square for the Tabernacle Choir, many musical productions, and the TAD Wind Symphony in Japan.
As a soloist, Christina has appeared with The Las Vegas Philharmonic, Sinfonia Salt Lake, The Salt Lake Symphony, Snow College Wind Symphony, Wasatch Winds Symphonic Band, The College of Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra. Christina is the Assistant Professor of Flute at Brigham Young University. She has also served as adjunct professor of flute at Snow College, Horne School of Music 2021-2022, Utah Valley University in 2022, and assistant flute instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2002-07. As a clinician, Christina has been a guest artist at Utah State University, Snow College, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Salem Youth Symphony, Anna Maria College Music Institute, The Utah Flute Association, The Blackbird Music Project in California and has published hundreds of instructional videos online for Musician’s Toolkit and
Connect Through Music. Christina’s primary teachers were Nancy Toone (Utah) and she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees with Dr. Richard Soule at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
When Christina isn’t teaching or performing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris and their two kids, Lily and Orion.