Alaina Clarice is a performer and teacher based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Recently, she performed at Carnegie Hall as a first prize winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. She was also a second place winner of the Flute Society of Saint Louis Young Artist Competition, and has been a soloist with the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe) Orchestra, and SIUe Wind Symphony. Additionally, Alaina spent two summers as a Flute Apprentice at the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland, and has attended the ARIA International Summer Music Academy.
Alaina has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association (NFA) convention as a competition winner and ensemble member. She is a former flutist of the group, Calliope, based out of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As a member of the flute ensemble, she performed works by composer, Robert Fruehwald, at the NFA conventions in Chicago and Washington D.C. While in Chicago, Alaina was also a winner of the Marcel Moyse Society Essay Competition, where she presented her writing on Marcel Moyse’s “24 Petite Etudes” and performed in a masterclass for Juilliard professor, Carol Wincenc.
Currently, Alaina is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance at the University of North Texas where she serves as a Teaching Fellow. She received her Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University where she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in flute, and a Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Alaina’s teachers include Terri Sundberg, Elizabeth McNutt, Conor Nelson, Shelly Monier, and Kristi Hammiel.