Kristen Dye is currently an educator in the Northeast.  She holds Masters in Flute Performance and in Musicology from the University of Northern Colorado.  She has performed with many groups in the west and the east, including the Paul Elwood Mountain Collective, the By the Numbers Soundpainting Ensemble, the DIG Trio, and the Lucidity Trio, which was awarded the Southard Award for their performance of George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae.  Kristen has also participated in festivals such as the Manchester Music Festival and the Cortona Sessions for New Music.  During her time in Colorado, she also co-founded the Aquila Summer Concert Series, a music series that aims to bring contemporary music in an accessible manner to all audiences.  Additionally, she has participated in master classes with Carol Wincenc, Brooke Schoenwald, and Susan Glaser.  Her principal teachers have included James Hall and Christopher Krueger.  Kristen received her BM in Music Education and Flute Performance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has presented at the AMS Rocky Mountain Conference. While at UNC she also co-founded the Aquila Summer Concert Series and continues to perform in contemporary music.