Bachelor of Music Education - University of Alabama
Master of Music - University of North Texas
Ms. Hamilton received her B.S. in Music Education from the University of Alabama for choir, band and orchestra. At UA, she studied flute with Dr. Sheryl Cohen and Dr. Liana Tyson, conducting with Dr. Kenneth Ozzello and Dr. Gerald Welker, and she was principal flutist in the Alabama Wind Ensemble, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Alabama New Music Ensemble. Ms. Hamilton went on to earn a M.M. in flute performance with a secondary concentration in music history from the University of North Texas where she was a recipient of the George Morey Memorial Flute Scholarship and studied with Dr. Mary Karen Clardy and Baroque flute with Dr. Lee Lattimore. She was a member of the Symphonic Band, NOVA Ensemble, and a featured soloist with the Baroque Orchestra.
Ms. Hamilton was a soloist at the Southeastern Composers' League Conference, she won the AMFC solo competition, and she also performed at the LaTex Electroacoustic Music Conference. She has performed at GAMMA-UT music festival in Austin, Texas, and at the National Flute Association Convention and Texas Flute Society festivals where she won Outstanding Soloist.
Ms. Hamilton has performed with Aria Trio, Theater Three, Garland Summer Musicals, Sherman Symphony, Flower Mound Symphony, Tin Roof Tango, Metropolitan Winds, and as a guest soloist and clinician for Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra and Flower Mound Orchestras. She performs and conducts for Flutes Unlimited and founded the Coppell Community Orchestra in 2018. Her concert and music reviews have been published in IAWM journal. Ms. Hamilton taught at Austin College for 7 years and enjoys teaching flute in Coppell ISD. Her flute students have won numerous awards and scholarships and held top positions in the Claire Johnson/Floot Fire competition, Denton Bach Society, Mid-South Flute Festival, Oklahoma Flute Society, National Flute Association, TCU Flute Festival, Maverick Flute Competition, Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Texas Flute Society and Texas All-state.