Primary Instrument: Flute
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.
Awards:International 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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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Teaching Experience Friends School, Private Flute Instructor, 2009-present Greenmount School, Music Teacher, 2009-present Kenpo Tiger Summer Camp - Summer 2009 Gardenville Elem. School- Instrumental Music, 2008- 2009 Pinderhughes Elem.,Flute,Clarinet, & Keyboard Instructor, Enterprise Foundation, 2004- 2009 Enterprise Community Partners- Flute, Clarinet, and Keyboard Instruction, 2002-Present McHenry Recreation Ctr., Music Instructor, Sound Art of Baltimore, 2001-04 Eubie Blake Jazz Cultural Ctr., Music Instructor for the Saturday Music School, 2002-05 Baltimore School for the Arts- Satelite program, Music Instructor, Hoffberger Foundation, 2000-03 Bane Elem., K-5 General Music Teacher, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, 1998-2000 Shotwell Middle School, Private Flute Instructor, 1996-2000 Wilson Intermediate School, Private Flute Instructor, 1996-2000 Pershing Middle School, Private Flute Instructor, 1993-1998
The objective is to help young flutists broaden their technique and vocabulary when approaching Jazz and Classsical performance.