Adrienne Inglis

Notable Achievements

Part-time Instructor of Applied Music Adrienne Inglis’ composition “Innocent Blood” will soon enjoy its world première performance by Inversion Ensemble. Mary Esty, the composer’s eighth-great-grandmother, was falsely accused of witchcraft and hanged September 22, 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts. Using poetry, court records, Mary’s petition from prison, and Puritan hymns, “Innocent Blood” tells her tragic story in this work for mezzo-soprano soloist, chorus, flute and bass flute, and organ. The performance will be hosted Oct. 6, 2018, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, and Oct. 7, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.

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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 2Kill Bill: Vol. 2Ride Around the World: A Cowboy Adventure, and The Children’s War, playing up to twelve different flutes. She composes mainly chamber and choral music.

As a professor, she strive to teach her 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.

She is affiliated with National Flute Association, Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433, American Composers Forum, the ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.


“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.


Honors & 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
  • 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 2Kill Bill: Vol. 2Ride Around the World: A Cowboy Adventure, and The Children’s War, playing up to twelve different flutes. She composes mainly chamber and choral music.

    As a professor, she strive to teach her 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.

    She is affiliated with National Flute Association, Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433, American Composers Forum, the ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.


    “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.


    Honors & 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
  • Recordings:

    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

    Compositions:

    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)