Kelly Nivison Roudabush

Kelly Nivison Roudabush performs with the Durham Symphony on flute and piccolo, performs regularly with the Fayetteville Symphony, and on traverso, she performs with the Raleigh Camerata, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and the Catawba River Baroque. She teaches flute, clarinet, saxophone, and piano privately, and has previously served as the adjunct professor of applied woodwinds at Vincennes University. Kelly has previously performed with Indy Baroque Orchestra’s Ensemble Voltaire, Bourbon Baroque Orchestra, and Owensboro Symphony in addition to several other modern orchestras and ensembles. She served as the volunteer coordinator and board member for the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and was previously the president of Gamma Ut, the student organization for the Early Music Institute at Indiana University.
Kelly is an up and coming name in the early music community. In addition to performing with the Catawba River Baroque and Raleigh Camerata, she serves as the artistic director and founder of the Raleigh Camerata. She has won second place in the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra’s Concerto Competition (2014), has been a semi-finalist in the National Flute Association’s Baroque Flute Artist competition four times (2007, 2009, 2012, 2015), and has won the National Flute Association’s Baroque Masterclass Performers competition (2011). Known for her performances, Peter Jacobi of the Herald Times writes: “[Kelly] provides an exhibition of accomplished techniques: scales and tricks, trills and flutters…” and “treats [her music] with concern for tonal felicity and a desired sensation of ease.” She has performed for notable period flutists, including Barthold Kuijken, Claire Guimond, Rachel Brown, Sandra Miller, Stephen Schultz, Janet See, Christopher Krueger, and Stephen Preston. Kelly is a doctoral candidate in historical flute performance at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University where she also completed a minor in music education and modern flute performance. Additionally, Kelly holds flute performance degrees from Florida State University (M.M) and Appalachian State University (B.M.), a certificate in early music from Florida State University, and a K-12 music education degree from Appalachian State University (B.M.). Her teachers include Barbara Kallaur, Kathryn Lukas, Eva Amsler, and Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham.
Three cats and two dogs join Kelly and her husband, Joe, in their home in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is an advocate for feline diabetes treatment and knowledge along with giving special needs kitties a chance at life. For fun, Kelly enjoys the outdoors, and has hiked several sections of the Appalachian Trail.
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