Flutist and pedagogue, Erika Boysen, is a leading innovator within interdisciplinary performance. Particularly known for her uniquely evocative collaborations including movement, singing and acting, Boysen uses these forms of creative expression both in performance and as a method for teaching artistic concepts. For her demonstrative expertise and virtuosic performance, she has been invited to Asia, Australia, Central American, Europe, and across the U.S.A. to perform in recitals, teach master classes, and lead creative workshops.
Active on all fronts, recent highlights include: solo and chamber performances in Shanghai, China, guest artist appearances at the University of Panama, Flutes by the Sea Workshop in California, and Anatomy of Sound Workshop in Michigan. Additionally, Boysen recently released the video mobile app, Moving Sound, that features newly commissioned solo works for the singing, speaking, moving flutist by composers: David Biedenbender, Mark Engebretson, and Jane Rigler. The app, available for download on apple and android devices, includes a moving score, interviews with composers and behind-the-scenes footage from the recording process
A native of Iowa, Erika Boysen is based in North Carolina where she serves as the Associate Professor of Flute at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, where her dissertation recitals featured collaborations with spoken word, dance, and visual art. Further education comes from the New England Conservatory and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is grateful to her former teachers, who include Amy Porter, Paula Robison, Dr. Tadeu Coelho, Dr. Kimberly Helton, and Mark Sparks.