Adah Toland Jones

Adah Toland Jones

Adah Toland Jones is Professor of Flute at Texas State University, Principal Flute with the Austin Opera and the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra and plays frequently with Austin and San Antonio Symphonies. She holds B.M. and M.M. degrees and a Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University where she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Citation in 2000.  Her principal teachers include Patricia George, Joseph Mariano, Paul Boyer, and Jean-Pierre Rampal.  
At Texas State, she was awarded the University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities and was runner-up from the College of Fine Arts and Communication for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Jones has performed and conducted masterclasses at flute festivals and universities throughout the U.S., in Scotland, Dominica, West Indies and Bulgaria and is a regular judge at the state convention of the Texas Music Educators Association.
Dr. Jones has been active in the National Flute Association having performed at numerous conventions, conducted the High School and Professional Flute Choirs, been a member of the Pedagogy Committee, Coordinator of the Professional Flute Choir and a judge for various competitions including flute choir events and the high school soloist competition. In the summer of 2015, Dr. Jones joined several other Texas State School of Music faculty to perform and conduct masterclasses at the "Balabanov's House Music Days" International Music Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Students from the flute studio have consistently been winners of the annual Concerto Competition and the Texas State Flute Choir has performed throughout the state and at the National Flute Association Convention. Several students have auditioned and been chosen for the National Collegiate Flute Choir and performed at all of the national flute conventions since the inception of the Collegiate Flute Choir in 2009. Two ensembles, Déja Flutes and Sliver Voices, established by former students, have been featured at NFA conventions in New Orleans and Chicago where they premiered pieces by Texas State faculty and composition students. Texas State graduates from the flute studio have continued their studies at such prestigious graduate schools as University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, Ball State University, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music. Some have also continued performing with careers in military music organizations or in positions as church musicians. Former students also hold teaching positions at every level of public school music from elementary through high school. 
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