• Adrienne Inglis
    Adrienne Inglis

Areas of Expertise

Flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, quena, zamponas (Andean panpipes, also called sikus), toyos, Latin American folk music, flauto traverso, D whistle, low whistle, composition


Adrienne Inglis received a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at Lewis and Clark College and a Master of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She performs, records, and tours with the flute & harp ensemble Chaski. She also plays principal flute with the Round Rock Symphony, Panoramic Voices, and Chorus Austin. She composes for and sings in Inversion Ensemble. She teaches flute and coaches both the Flute Ensemble and Andean Ensemble at Southwestern University. She has freelanced as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in the Austin area for many years. She recorded on the film soundtracks of SpyKids 2, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Ride Around the World: A Cowboy Adventure, and The Children’s War, playing up to twelve different flutes. She composes mainly chamber and choral music.

“Tenor Trevor Shaw gave us a sweet Benedictus, featuring Adrienne Inglis on flute - she was the evening’s stellar soloist, who did double duty singing with the chorus - and a rhythmic cello underpinning a musical line that seemed to flirt with Bach’s melodic Air on the G String.” - Austin Chronicle review by Robi Polgar of Panoramic Voices’ Bach: Mass in B Minor, August 2017

“She’s an extremely talented performer capable of playing a truckload of different woodwind instruments from around the world. She owns the sometimes hard to find alto flute and also owns an incredibly rare bass flute and plays both with such impassioned expression. I could hear her play the bass flute for hours.” –Brian Satterwhite, film composer, February 2008.


B. S., University of Texas at Austin 1992
M.M., University of Texas at Austin 1986
B. M., Lewis and Clark College 1982


composer and singer
Inversion Ensemble
February 25, 2017 - present
Founding composer and singer

Flute Instructor
Southwestern University
August 01, 1990 - present
Flute instructor and coordinator of Southwestern University Flute Ensemble 1990-1995 and 2000-present

Principal Flute
Round Rock Symphony Orchestra
September 01, 2008 - present
The ROUND ROCK SYMPHONY, Inc. is a professional symphony orchestra dedicated to the musical enrichment of the City of Round Rock and surrounding communities. The Round Rock Symphony performs programs of traditional orchestral repertoire, new music, pops repertoire, chamber music, and concerts for schools and special occasions.

August 01, 1978 - present
Georgetown Festival of the Arts, Victoria Bach Festival, Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera, Victoria Bach Festival, Texas Choral Consort Orchestra, Austin Civic Chorus, Mid-Texas Symphony, Symphony of Soul Artist Roster, Wild Basin Winds, Peter Britt Festival, Oregon Symphony, Joffrey Ballet

Flute Instructor
East View High School
August 26, 2013 - May 12, 2017

Flute Instructor
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
April 01, 2008 - June 30, 2014
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, a coeducational boarding-and-day school of the Diocese of Texas, is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition, which nurtures moral growth and values the potential and dign

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to teach my students to guide their own learning and enjoyment as they continually improve tone, breathing, rhythm, technique, musicality, phrasing, breadth of repertoire, stylistic interpretation, understanding of some theory and analysis, vibrato, embellishments, performance practices, stage presence, and flute maintenance.

Errata for The Flutist’s Companion by Mizzy McCaskill and Dona Gilliam Pub. Mel Bay 1983 [work in progress; email me with more errata]

p. 12 Fingering chart for low F#/G-flat is missing the flat sign.

p. 35 Take It Easy (Double Jig) is missing repeat signs at the beginning of the second and third lines.

p. 40 Exercise in G Minor The eight note of the second measure on the third line should be a B-flat instead of a C.

p. 46 The fingering for high A#/B-flat should say that it includes the D trill key, not the C# trill key.

p. 62 Sonata No. II in E-flat Major by Bach The ninth measure has an extra eighth rest that should be eliminated.

p. 73 The second to last note of the first line of the G major scale in thirds should be an A not a G.

p. 82 Second part, m. 6, add a quarter note, middle line B-flat after 3rd note.

p. 82 Second part, m. 9, first four notes should be eighths not sixteenths.

p. 83 Both parts, last measure, notes lasting eight quarter notes do not need stems.

p. 93 Top part, third line, last measure, two 32nd notes should be two 16ths.

p. 100 Fourth word in description of piece should be “century.” By the way, the theme of this work is “Austrian Hymn” by Franz Josef Haydn, and serves as Germany’s national anthem.

p. 101 Variation 3, m. 4, last note should be F-natural.


Too numerous to list



Pacha Mama by Chaski, independently produced in Austin, November, 1991
Merry Christmas by Joe Scruggs, produced by Gary Powell in Austin,December, 1989
Chaski by Chaski, independently produced in Austin, February, 1989
El sariri by Chaski, independently produced in Austin, October, 1995
Unay by Chaski, independently produced in Austin, September, 2000
Film soundtrack to SpyKids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, 2002
Viracocha by Chaski, independently produced in Austin, October, 2005
Film soundtrack to Kill Bill: Vol. 2, 2004
Film soundtrack to Ride Around the World: A Cowboy Adventure, 2006
The Legend of the Quetzal by Sue Young, 2007
Film soundtrack to The Children’s War, 2009
Video game soundtrack to Crimson Alliance, 2010
The Wheel of Life by Boris McCutcheon, 2011


Pajaros for solo flute and strings (2017)captures the springtime songs of many Texas Hill Country birds, including the beloved Golden-cheeked Warbler, and sets them to flirtatious Latin rhythms.

Letters to Faith (2017) SSAATTBB a capella, a four-movement setting of excerpts from letters written by the composer’s grandparents to her aunt Faith

On the Mystery of the Incarnation (2014) for SATB and strings

A Noiseless Patient Spider (2014) flute, mezzo-soprano, and harp, a setting of Walt Whitman’s poem of the same name from “Leaves of Grass” (1900)

In Heaven and on Earth (2014) SATB chorus with flute and clarsach (lever harp), a setting of Philippians 2:5-11 NRSV, duration 5:00

There Will Be Signs (2007), SATB chorus with harp and bombo, setting of Luke 21:25-28 NRSV, duration 2:44

Precious Oil (2005), SATB a cappella, setting of Psalm 133 from Marchiene Vroon Rienstra’s “Swallow’s Nest: A Feminine Reading of the Psalms”, duration 2:10

Darkness as Light (2005), SATB with harp or keyboard accompaniment, setting of Psalm 139:7-12 NRSV, duration 2:00

Do Not Be Afraid, Mary (2004), SATB with optional keyboard accompaniment, setting of annunciation scene, Luke 1:26-45, duration 1:40

Love (2004), setting of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 for two-part children’s choir

Misa trinitaria (2003), a six-movement Spanish language Latin American folk mass, treble voices, folk accompaniment, with optional soli TB, duration about 30 minutes

Entrada (auki auki)

Senor, ten piedad (vidala andina)

Gloria (huayno boliviano)

Credo (merengue venezolano) Santo (saya boliviana)

Cordero de Dios (zamba argentina)

Recorded by Chaski and Magnificat with director David Stevens on Chaski’s CD,”Viracocha” (2005)

Maysajata cutayana, (2002) huayno boliviano for zamponas, charango, and harp; recorded by Chaski on “Viracocha” (2005)

Salmo 140 (Psalm 140) (2001), Spanish-language scripture setting includes a congregational response

Consejos del gaucho, (1999) zamba argentina for baritone, quena, guitar, and harp; recorded by Chaski on “Unay” (2000)

Elizabeth, (1998) vals venezolano for quena, guitar, harp; recorded by Chaski on “Unay” (2000)

Honors and Awards

Chemical Engineering Scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin, 1989-1992
Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition Finalist, 1986
University of Texas at Austin Graduate Fellowship, 1985-1986
University of Texas at Austin Teaching Assistantship, 1985-1986
Midland-Odessa Symphony National Young Artist Competition Winner, 1985
Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition Finalist, 1983
MTNA Wurlitzer-Collegiate Artist Competition Second Alternate National Winner, 1982
Northwest Young Artist Series Winner and Recitalist, 1982


National Flute Association, Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi


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