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 Chair of the Department of Music & Drama, Professor of Music

Academic Areas:
Flute, Flute Pedagogy, Women in Music

D.M.A. in Flute Performance, University of North Texas
M.M. in Flute Performance, University of North Texas
B.M. in Music Education, Union University

Phone: (940) 898-2495

Dr. Pamela Youngblood, Chair of the Department of Music and Drama, teaches graduate and undergraduate flute students, flute pedagogy, and flute choir.  She also teaches a course on women in music in the summer terms. 

Her first CD, Wind Song:  New American Classics for flute and piano, was recorded with TWU staff pianist Gabriel Bita, and released in May 2010.  Her second CD, Sparkle and Wit, was recorded in the summer of 2011 and released in the fall of 2012.

Dr. Youngblood has been principal flutist and a featured soloist of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra since 1980, and was soloist in a performance of David Amram’s new concerto Giants of the Night in 2004 with the composer conducting. She also recently performed Lowell Liebermann's Flute Concerto with the WFSO. An active recitalist, she has been a featured performer at conventions of the National Flute Association in New Orleans, Anaheim, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Pittsburgh, the Texas Music Educators Association (2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010) and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.  She is also a founding member of the resident performing ensemble Zephyr Winds.

Dr. Youngblood is the founder and director of the Texas Woman’s University Flute Choir, which she organized in 1994, and the Brookhaven Flute Choir, a Dallas-based, semi-professional group which she established in 1985. These groups have combined to commission new works for fltue choir and have performed together at National Flute Association annual conventions in New Orleans (2013), Charlotte, NC (2011), New York City (2009), Albuquerque (2007), and Dallas (2001). Other recent performances include the Texas Music Association annual clinic/convention and lobby concerts at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.  Dr. Youngblood has presented workshops on flute choir for TMEA, NFA, and conducted a flute choir reading session for the NFA in Pittsburgh.

As a researcher, Dr. Youngblood is dedicated to the discovery and performance of new or seldom-performed works for flute and flute choir. Recent solo recitals have included “A New Light! A Century of Progress for Female Composers of Flute Music,” and another program comprised entirely of works that had been published for not more than three years.

Dr. Youngblood is an active member of the National Flute Association, which she currently serves as Professional Flute Choir Coordinator, and the Texas Flute Society.  In addition, she has served as the organist/choir director for St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, Denton,  since 1975.

Related links:

Flute Choir
Zephyr Winds
National Flute Association
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
Texas Music Educators Association

Course numbers and titles:


MU 2001, 2002, 4001, 4002 Woodwinds (Flute)
MU 3581 Chamber Music (Flute Choir)
MU 3703, WS 3703 Women in Music


MU 5001, 5002 Woodwinds (Flute)
MU 5581 Chamber Music (Flute Choir)
MU 5553, 5563 Music Literature I, II (Flute)
MU 5903 Special Topics: Flute Workshop
MU 5911, 5913 Flute Pedagogy/Literature

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