BIOGRAPHY

HEIDI BEGAY CV 2020Updated 01/11/2020

Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is currently a self-employed flutist, music instructor, and podcaster. She has taught at campuses including Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus (TX) and Eastern New Mexico University. In the past ten years, Heidi has taught throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in various independent school districts.

She has an ongoing interest in performing locally, nationally, and internationally. Recent performances have taken place in Greece, Italy, Florida, Texas, Chicago, Washington D.C., among others. Heidi’s research publications are featured in Flute View and Flute Talk magazines. Also, she has been an adjudicator for the National Flute Association (NFA) and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).

Heidi is the host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers free, educational episodes weekly through various podcast platforms (i.e., iTunes, Radio.com, RadioPublic, Podbean, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, YouTube, and her website). Current distribution includes 17,000 downloads in the United States and 64 countries. Flute 360 podcast presentations have been held in Sofia (BG), Bucharest (ROU), Thessaloniki (GR), Elmhurst (IL), Downers Grove (IL), Mendota (IL), Commerce (TX), Denton (TX), and Arlington (TX). Finally, she collaborated with Wm.S. Haynes Flute Company at the NFA’s Flute Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah (2019) to interview flute convention performers and guests.

Nationally, Heidi works with non-profit music organizations. Currently, she is on the Archives and Oral History Committee through the National Flute Association (NFA). Through the Texas Flute Society (TFS), former positions include executive and festival committee positions; such as president, president-elect, treasurer, registration coordinator, festival co-chair, and industry/commercial liaison.

Heidi’s degrees include a D.M.A. from Texas Tech University, an M.M. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and a B.A. in Music from the University of Arizona.