Biography

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Passionately devoted to the music of the present, flute virtuoso Elizabeth McNutt is internationally recognized for her performances of innovative contemporary and electroacoustic music. She has collaborated with such recognized figures as Pierre Boulez, Harvey Sollberger, Roger Reynolds, Philippe Manoury, Russell Pinkston, Gerhard Staebler, Joji Yuasa, Pauline Oliveros, George Lewis, and Joan Tower. She has premiered countless works and performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout the U.S. Her solo CD pipe wrench is on the EMF Media label; her other recordings are on the CRI, Centaur, SEAMUS, Navona, and Ravello labels. Her festival appearances include Sonorities (U.K.), Women in Music Today (Korea), Darmstadt (Germany), Third Practice (VA), Electronic Music Midwest (IL), Scotia (Nova Scotia), Norfolk (CT), and Arcosanti (AZ). McNutt has performed “cyber-flute” repertoire more than a dozen conferences of the International Computer Music Association and Society of Electro-Acoustic Music United States. She frequently performs as part of the Calliope Duo with pianist Shannon Wettstein; she also directs the Sounds Modern series based at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Dr. McNutt (DMA, UCSD) is committed to scholarly research, with articles published in Organised Sound, Flutist Quarterly, and Music Theory Online; she sometimes blogs about new music at newmusicpioneer.comShe has received grants and fellowships from Arts International, National Foundation for the Advancement of the USArtists International, Open Meadows, Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, Earle Brown Music Foundation, and American Composers Forum, among others. Dr. McNutt is part-time faculty of the University of North Texas, where she teaches flute and directs the new music ensemble Nova.

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