MP3: Drs. Helton, Camwell and Albrecht - Excerpt of Russ Peterson's Trio for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano.
Dr. Kimberly Bachelder Helton is currently Instructor of Flute at Simpson College. She has performed across the United States and presented master classes in the Midwest. Dr. Helton returned in February, 2007 from Saratov, Russia where she gave a master class at the Saratov Conservatory and was a soloist with the Saratov International Choral Festival Orchestra. As a guest soloist, she has also performed concertos with Utah Symphony (Joseph Silverstein conducting), Arapahoe Philharmonic, La Fosse Baroque Ensemble, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Des Moines Community Symphony, and was recipient of the prestigious University of Iowa Performance Fellowship. She taught previously for ten years at Grinnell College, conducted the Fresh Flutes Ensemble, and acted as visiting professor at Drake University, 2000-01. Additionally, she was one of the faculty soloists with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra in 1999 and 2004.
Dr. Helton is piccoloist/third flutist with Cedar Rapids Symphony, a position held since 1997. She is also piccoloist with the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra and a member of the Polaris Wind Quintet, winners of the 2002 National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition. As a chamber musician, she was artist-in-residence at the Aberystwyth Music Festival in Wales, recording artist on the Simon Estes Broad Way CD, guest artist with the renowned Lark String Quartet, and soloist in many Mid-American Composers’ Festivals. She also performs regularly with the Des Moines Mozaiques Chamber Ensemble.
Dr. Helton was coordinator of the 2002 Iowa Flute Festival at Grinnell College and is invited annually to present classes and join in panels at the IFF around the state. She received her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Brigham Young University, Master of Music in Flute Performance from Drake University, and Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of Iowa, where she was a student of Betty Bang Mather, Anita Miller-Rieder and Tadeu Coelho. She has performed in master classes for Julius Baker, Louis Moyse, Francis Blaisdale, Keith Underwood, Brooks DeWetter-Smith, Joan Marie Bowman, Paul Fried, and Harvey Solberger.