I am a flutist, teacher, and musicologist based in the Phoenix area. I am currently finishing my MA thesis at Arizona State University. Continue below for more information on my career and research.


Audrey is currenty a Masters student at Arizona State University where she pursues studies in musicology and digital humanities. Her main areas of interest are algorithm-generated playlists, music as a means of self-realization, and the intersection of perception and agency in performance. Her thesis research focuses on how capitalism, through streaming platforms, changes how music is listened to and valued.

She recently graduated with her Master of Music degree, studying with Dr. Elizabeth Buck at ASU. She has performed with the ASU Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble. She served as a  graduate teaching assistant, formerly in the flute studio and currently in the musicology area. Before her graduate studies, Audrey was a student of Professor Donna Shin at the University of Washington where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. Other notable flute teachers also include Viviana Cumplido-Wilson, Brian Gordon, Karla Flygare, and Gemma Goday. She has won awards in competitions held by the Montana Flute Association and Arizona Flute Society.

In her spare time Audrey enjoys crafting spending time watching over her houseplants and planted aquariums. She resides in Tempe with her partner, two cats, four hermit crabs, and a snake.

Current Research

She is currently collaborating on a multi-media research project. One stage of this project, Invisible Borders, Sonic Footprint, was presented at the 2023 NFA Convention in Phoenix. It included a lecture on the field recording and artifact collection process with Cameo Flores and the premiere of Radiance for flute, percussion, and fixed electronics by Laura Brackney. Upcoming is an interactive sound map of field recordings. So far, Cameo and Audrey have collected over 11 hours of field recordings from the Arizona-Mexico borderlands.

The border wall in Gadsen, AZ

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