Candice R, a Michigan-born flutist, has performed in numerous accomplished orchestras, bands, and pit orchestras including performances alongside members of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, and the Moores School of Music Symphony Orchestra.
Previously a student of Christopher Kantner at Grand Valley State University, Candi earned her bachelor’s degree in flute performance in 2019. While studying at GVSU, she also participated in the Aurora Flute Quartet which held a tour of Michigan middle and high schools in hopes to encourage band and orchestra students to continue playing music in college, even while pursuing a major other than music. She was also an active member of the GVSU Symphony orchestra for three years, playing principal flute in performances such as Dvorak’s 8th Symphony, Saint -Saen’s Symphony no. 3, and Borodin’s Symphony no. 2.
Candi received her master’s degree in flute performance in 2022, having studied with Terri Sundberg at the University of North Texas. While at the University of North Texas, she participated in performances of great works such as Brahm’s Symphony no. 2, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 8, and Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes.
Currently, Candi studies flute performance with Aralee Dorough at the Moores School of Music in Houston and is pursuing an artist certificate. While at the University of Houston she has already had the opportunity to play great works such as the Daphnis et Chloe suites, the Rite of Spring, and performances of Die Fledermaus with the opera orchestra. Candi strives to welcome students of all backgrounds and with a variety of musical goals in order to make her students more well-rounded, empathetic musicians and people.