Kristin Delia Hayes is a freelance flutist, Baroque recorder player, music educator and conductor. She currently serves as Lecturer of Music at St. Mary’s University where she teaches flute lessons, woodwind methods and flute ensemble. In addition to teaching flute-related courses, Dr. Hayes also teaches music theory, music history, music technology, and music appreciation, and coaches multiple woodwind ensembles. Dr. Hayes is founder and current President of the San Antonio Flute Association. In 2015, Dr. Hayes joined the faculty of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) as a woodwind coach and as director of the Flute Choir. During the summer, Dr. Hayes teaches and performs at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the UTSA Flute Camp and the YOSA Summer Music Camp.
Dr. Hayes frequently performs with various ensembles, including the San Antonio Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Opera Piccola of San Antonio, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Texas Baroque Ensemble, San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio Mastersingers, and the Peterson/Hayes duo. A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Peterson/Hayes Duo (PhDuo) has commissioned several works for flute and percussion, and has been invited to perform and premiered new works at numerous festivals and universities including the National Flute Association Convention, Florida Flute Association Convention, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York City. They released their first album of commissions, Visitor Pass, in August 2016, which includes commissions by David Asher Brown, Ian Dicke, Pierce Gradone, Luke Gullickson, and Steven Snowden.
An active performer and clinician, Dr. Hayes has performed and presented at various festivals and conventions, including the National Flute Association Convention, MTNA National Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, and the Florida Flute Association Convention. She has also performed and held masterclasses at various institutions throughout North and Central America, and she frequently serves as adjudicator for local, state, regional, and national competitions, including the NFA Young Artist Competition and the MTNA’s Junior, Senior, and Young Artist Final Woodwind Competitions. She has also been a featured Baroque Recorder guest artist with the Arte Antigua Ensemble in Antigua, Guatemala.
Dr. Hayes focuses on developing awareness in her students and a pain-free approach to music-making by emphasizing somatic-based philosophies, including Body Mapping and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. As a movement specialist, she has offered numerous workshops on her unique approach to these philosophies at regional and national conventions. Her own experiences with these methods can be found in the 2014 publication “Notes of Hope,” published by Mountain Peak Music.
Dr. Hayes received her B.M. from Tennessee Technological University and M.M. from the University of Missouri- Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She completed her D.M. in flute performance from Florida State University upon completion of her treatise: “The Life and Contributions of Charles Oliver DeLaney with a Survey of his Compositional Style within his Solo Flute Works.” Her primary teachers are Eva Amsler, Dr. Mary Posses, Dr. Roger Martin, and Tawana Box; and she has performed in masterclasses for Liisa Ruoho, Robert Dick, Alberto Almarza, Amy Porter, Lady Jeanne Galway, Alexa Still, Angelita Floyd, Shelley Binder, Tim Munro and Sarah Beth Hanson.