Prize-winning flutist, Nave Graham, leads a versatile and fulfilling career as a solo and orchestral performer, chamber musician, and educator. Dr. Graham has been awarded first prize in numerous national competitions including the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Young Artist Competition, the Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist Competition, and the Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She has also been a prizewinner in the Byron Hester Solo Flute Competition hosted by the Houston Flute Club, the South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and the National Flute Association Masterclass Performers Competition. Dr. Graham has also performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Queen City Chamber Opera, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
As an advocate of new music, Dr. Graham is a founding member of All of the Above Ensemble, a contemporary chamber music sextet devoted to creating unique and innovative musical experiences by collaborating with composers and challenging the traditions of the classical concert. All of the Above is an official Next Generation ensemble of Concert: Nova as well as the ensemble-in-residence at Xavier University. The ensemble was also selected as the ensemble-in-residence for the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. All of the Above made their Carnegie Hall debut in December 2017 and will release their first album on Ablaze Records in February 2018. For more information on All of the Above Ensemble, please visit www.aotaensemble.org.
In addition to performing, Dr. Graham is the Interim Adjunct Professor of Flute at Xavier University. She is also adjunct flute faculty at the CCM Preparatory Department. With a cognate in Ethnomusicology, she has conducted intensive research on Buddhist philosophy and psychology as it relates to music performance anxiety. She has presented lectures at the College Music Society Conference, the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Flute Society Festival, as well as Northern Kentucky University.
Nave Graham holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Randolph Bowman. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina where she studied with Jennifer Parker-Harley.
Photographer: Kate Lemmon