Texas Resident the 2016-2018
Phi Kappa Phi Artist
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Flutist and scholar Pam Youngblood will offer a free public concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Melbourne campus of Florida Institute of Technology.
Youngblood, professor and chair of the Department of Music and Drama at Texas Woman’s University, is the 2016-2018 Phi Kappa Phi Artist. The nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society selected Youngblood for the honor because of her accomplishments as a musician, professor and campus leader.
Youngblood’s career as a performer and scholar spans 40 years. She has played concerts and recitals throughout the U.S. and in Germany, Spain, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Ireland, England, Scotland and the Czech Republic. She has also recorded two CDs and commissioned several composers to write new music for flutes.
She has taught at Texas Woman’s University since 1992. Currently, Youngblood teaches graduate and undergraduate flute students, flute pedagogy and flute choir. She has devoted her research efforts to the discovery and performance of new or seldom-performed works for flute and flute choir.
She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in flute performance from the University of North Texas.
“The Florida Tech Music Program commends Phi Kappa Phi’s commitment to the arts and is honored to collaborate with this prestigious honor society in bringing such an outstanding musician to Brevard County,” said Kevin Burke, director of music programs and an associate professor at Florida Tech.
First presented in 1983, the Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award recognizes the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts—creative, graphic, performing, visual and fine arts. The award is given once every two years. Recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium, a life membership and recognition at the Society’s biennial convention.