Department of Music & Theatre
Dr. Yasmin Flores
Dr. Yasmin A. Flores has performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the United States, and has premiered many new works that include clarinet. She received her Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, in 2003. While at West Texas A&M, she studied clarinet with Mr. Douglas Storey, and also studied oboe with Dr. Robert J. Krause, flute with Dr. Sally Turk, saxophone with Mr. Donald Lefevre, and bassoon with Dr. Tina Carpenter. In 2005, she received her Master of Music in Multiple Winds from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Her professors were Dr. Deborah Bish, clarinet; Patrick Meighan, saxophone; and Jefferey Keesecker, bassoon. While living in Tallahassee, she played in several pit orchestras, performed around the area, and taught at Troy State University in Troy, Alabama in the spring of 2005. In the fall of 2005, Flores began work on a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Pedagogy and was granted a teaching assistantship in clarinet at the University of Iowa under Dr. Maurita Murphy Mead. While living in Iowa, Flores taught clarinet at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA, and performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, the Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and the Sondheim Performing Arts Center. Through the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa she was able to tour the Midwest performing new works from composers around the country. In December 2009, Flores completed her DMA essay "The Clarinet Works of Gustav Adolph Heinze" and was graduated from the University of Iowa with a DMA. She joined the faculty of the University of North Alabama in 2010 where she teaches freshman music theory, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon. Dr. Flores also performs on clarinet as a member of the Shoals Symphony at UNA.