College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Dr. Terri Sanchez

Senior Lecturer
Area: Flute

Phone: 817-272-3916
Office Location: FA 249
Degree(s): D.M.A. University of North Texas, M.M. Southern Methodist University, B.M. University of Colorado at Boulder
Mentis Profile:

Terri Sánchez is currently the Senior Lecturer in Flute at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Miyazawa Performing Artist.  Legendary flutist Paula Robison writes, “Sánchez has a beautiful presence as a player, and her sparkling clear sound spins out and fills the air with poetry.”  After Sánchez premiered his new work for flute and piano, Archetypes, composer George Chave wrote, “her ability to pull the audience in and take them along for the ride is a true joy.  Terri is a musician’s musician.” She performs often with her husband, pianist Gabriel Sánchez, and is also a member of the Tessitura Trio (with her husband and flutist Shauna Thompson) and the Flutaria! trio (with flutists Shauna Thompson and Julee Walker).  Sánchez performs on a Miyazawa Classic Rose Silver flute.

Sánchez is a top prize winner in many national flute competitions, including 1st Prize, National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Competition, 2nd Prize, NFA Young Artist Competition (along with “Best Performance of Newly Commissioned Work”), 1st Prize, San Diego Flute Guild Artist Gold Competition, 2nd Prize, Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, 2nd Prize, Upper Midwest Flute Society Young Artist Competition and Finalist, Walfrid Kujala Piccolo Competition.  She also performed with both the SMU Meadows and UNT Symphony Orchestras as a winner of both university concerto competitions. 

Dr. Sánchez has given pedagogy presentations that revolve around a positive, creative approach to flute performance at NFA Conventions, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, the San Diego Flute Guild Festival, and many universities. In the spirit of collaboration, she founded Metroplex Flutes, a DFW based group of professional flutists dedicated to inspiring, entertaining and educating audiences. She is also on the faculty of Dallas Metroplex Floot Fire each summer, a week-long summer masterclass for beginner through college flutists.

Since joining the faculty at UTA, she has performed the Malcolm Arnold Concerto for Flute and Strings with the UTA Symphony Orchestra and also founded the Maverick Flute Choir, which was recently invited to perform at the 2015 NFA Convention in Washington D.C.  Each year, she hosts UTA Flute Weekend and other events, inviting well known flutists to teach and perform, both as a service to the flute community and also an opportunity for audiences to experience the wonderful things happening in the UTA Flute Studio and Music Department.

Sánchez received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance, with a secondary emphasis in Music Education, from the University of North Texas, where she worked as a Teaching Fellow and Flute Choir conductor.  She earned her Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University and her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her past flute instructors include Leticia Ledesma, Helen Blackburn, Jean Larson-Garver, Alexa Still, Kara Kirkendoll Welch, Deborah Baron, Terri Sundberg and Elizabeth McNutt.  Dr. Sanchez is especially grateful to her two mentors, Claire Johnson and Gabriel Sánchez.