Dr. Erika Boysen
Flutist, Erika Boysen is an avid performer, educator and collaborator who has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Known for her verve and energy while teaching, Erika has previously served as faculty at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Northwestern Michigan College and Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. Noted for being a "…polished and confident artist…” by the Classical Voice of North Carolina, she has performed with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, UNC School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra and Central Iowa Symphony.
As a musician who is comfortable in both classical and popular music scenes, Erika has performed with Boston's Calithumpian Consort, A Far Cry and Discovery Ensemble Chamber Orchestras andworked with conductors, Christian Arming, David Robertson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Robert Spano and Hugh Wolff. These orchestral and chamber pursuits are complemented by her appearances at ArtX Detroit, Meadowbrook, and Culture Lab Festivals as a part of Shara Worden’s My Brightest Diamond. Erika can also be heard on the Blue Griffin record label with pianist Moon Kyoung Kim, having recently recorded William Horne’s Sonata for Flute and Piano in 2014.
Committed to developing new and innovative ways of presenting and teaching the traditional model of classical flute, the majority of her research and scholarship focuses around cross-disciplinary collaboration within the arts. To this end, Erika has commissioned new works by composers, Matthew Browne, Nadine Dyskant-Miller, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Natalie Moller and Diana Sussman.
A native of Iowa, Dr. Boysen received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, Master of Music from the New England Conservatory and Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Her teachers have included: Tadeu Coelho, Kimberly Helton, Amy Porter, Paula Robison and Mark Sparks.
Dr. Nicole Molumby
Dr. Nicole Molumby is Associate Professor at Boise State University, Department of Music where teaches flute and ear training. She is an active performer, adjudicator, and clinician throughout the country and Europe. Most recently she has presented solo and chamber performances in Skofia Loka Slovenia, Trondheim Norway, Eisenstadt Austria, Split Croatia, Charlotte, Anaheim, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Antonio, Reno and Atlanta. She was recently awarded an Idaho Commission on the Arts 2013 Fellowship in Performing and Media Arts, as well as a 2012-2013 Boise State University Arts and Humanities Fellowship for her contributions and performances of newly commissioned flute music by Slovenian Composers Blaz Pucihar and Crt Sojar Voglar. In 2011, she was also named the College Music Society’s Technology Award recipient for her innovative teaching strategies using iPads in the University Aural Skills Class.
Outside of her academic and teaching duties at Boise State University, performance engagements have included; principal flute at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria (2002-2009), substitute flute with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra (2008-present), guest piccoloist with Williamsport Regional Symphony in Pennsylvania (2005), and baroque flutist at the Norfolk Early Music Festival in Norfolk, England (2000). Dr. Molumby has performed at the National Flute Association National Convention in 2010 and 2011, as well as the College Music Society national and regional conferences 2005-2011.
Dr. Molumby was recently appointed by the National Flute Association as the Myrna Brown International Scholarship Liaison from 2012 to 2015. She has served as an adjudicator for the Hornsfall Flute Competition (Seattle, WA), MTNA Regional Woodwind Competition, and Idaho Music Educators Association. Molumby is an active clinician at universities and high schools in the Northwest. She received her D. M. A. from The Ohio State University while studying with Katherine Borst Jones, M. M. degree from the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK) with Peter Lloyd, and B.M. & B.M.E. from the University of Northern Iowa with Dr. Angeleita S. Floyd.
Currently, Dr. Molumby has been practicing a guided meditation called iRest (Integrative Restoration), which is a westernized form of Yoga Nidra. She and her university students have studied iRest with occupational therapist Tanya Penny for the past two years. Dr. Molumby received her level 1 iRest Certification in 2012.