Even with most students off of campus, the area will still be alive with the sound of music over the summer as Texas A&M University-Commerce hosts the ninth-annual Texas Summer Flute Symposium.

The symposium has been held at A&M-Commerce for almost a decade, and has brought clinicians and performers from far and wide to Commerce for the event. The six-day event will feature masterclasses to teach new styles and techniques.

The week also features performances by guest artists, with the featured performer this year being Jasmine Choi. Choi was selected as one of the 10 best flutists in the history of music by Sinfini Magazine UK in 2015, and performs more than 100 concerts per year. She was also the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Sejong Arts Center, the oldest classical concert hall in South Korea.

She has performed as a soloist worldwide with ensembles such as the Berlin Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum and the Czech Philharmonic.

Other guest performers include Nicole Esposito, Kaori Fujii, Conor Nelson and Dr. Julee Kim Walker, Professor of Flute at A&M-Commerce.

Tickets to the Choi opening night concert on June 9 for the general public are $20, and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2H5RBIe.

More information, including pricing for the symposium, can be found at tamuc.edu/music/tsfs, or by emailing Dr. Julee Kim Walker at Julee.Walker@tamuc.edu.

Registration for the symposium must be submitted by May 15.