Julee Kim Walker
A native Houstonian, flutist Julee Kim Walker remains an active performer and pedagogue in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. She is Associate Professor of Flute at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Prior to her appointment, she held teaching positions at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Grayson College, Eastfield College, and the University of North Texas. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas. Dr. Walker serves on the Board of Directors in the Texas Flute Society as President, and is Artistic Director of the annual Texas Summer Flute Symposium.
As a versatile chamber musician, she has performed and recorded with the jazz chamber group, Evan Weiss Project, and with the rock band Oso Closo. Julee has also performed and recorded with the North Texas Wind Symphony under Eugene Corporon, where she can be heard on the Klavier Wind Project, GIA WindWorks and the “Teaching Music through Performance in Band” series from 2005-2009. As a soloist, she has performed with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Southeastern Symphonic Winds, Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble, Banda Sinfônica de Cubatão in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and most recently with the Dallas Asian Wind Ensemble. She has also performed at the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles conventions. Julee has also performed with notable flutists such as Ian Clarke, Amy Porter, and Carol Wincenc.
Overseas, she was flutist for the Austrian American Mozart Academy Opera Festival in Salzburg, Austria for 4 seasons, and has also performed as Principal flutist with the Franco-American Vocal Academy Opera Festival in Perigueux, France. Recent engagements include a recital and masterclasses in Shanghai, China in March 2019.
An esteemed teacher, Dr. Walker was the 2016 recipient of the Paul W. Barrus Distiguished Faculty Award for Teaching, and is sought-after as a clinician, adjudicator, and for masterclasses all over the U.S. She has also taught at the Guri Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the CICA International Summer Music Festival in Dallas, TX.
As an adjudicator, Dr. Walker has adjudicated for the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition, MTNA State and Regional Competition, Sigma Alpha Iota Triennial, the Mid-South Flute Society, Houston Flute Club, the Texas Flute Society’s Myrna Brown Competition and the National Flute Association’s Professional Flute Choir Competition. She serves as Jobs Editor for the National Flute Association, and is also a member of the NFA Cultural Outreach Committee.
Dr. Walker performs regulary with the Fort Worth Symphony, Sherman Symphony Orchestra, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera, The Dallas Winds, and with Lyric Stage (Irving), and has also performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony and Amarillo Symphony Orchestras. She is also a member of Metroplex Flutes and FlutAria! professional trio. Her principal teachers include Terri Sundberg, Tim Day, Karl Kraber, Christina Jennings, September Payne, Helen Blackburn, and Elizabeth McNutt.