Flutist, singer and songwriter Delandria Mills is carving a place in the music industry with her unique combination of jazz, classical, and gospel. A native of Houston, Texas, Delandria holds music degrees from Prairie View A&M University (BA), and from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (MM, Flute Performance and GPD, Jazz Studies). As a classical flutist, she has served as Principal of the Baytown Symphony and Assistant/Associate Principal while at Peabody. Her former teachers include Dr. Wendy Isaac Bergin, Emily Skala, Paula “Boots” Hatcher and Marina Piccinini. Her training and exceptional talent have positioned her as one of the brightest lights in world of Jazz Flute evidenced by her latest release, Manifestation.
AwardsInternational Association for Jazz Education, Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Competition Winner, 2005 National Flute Association’s Jazz Flute Competition Top Prize Winner,2003 Dean’s Schloarship, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 2002-2005 Piareans Music Scholarship, 2002
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