Flutist Brian Allred enjoys a varied repertoire with a particular interest in contemporary music. Recently Brian won first place in the 2016 South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition and the Contemporary Performance Competition at the 2016 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. He has also been a prizewinner in the Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition and a finalist in the Byron Hester Flute Competition. Brian recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas where he studied with Michael Gordon of the Kansas City Symphony and Dr. Sarah Frisof and also served as the flute Graduate Teaching Assistant. He serves as Principal Flute of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, music director and conductor of the Kansas City Flute Choir, and flutist in the Additive Color Ensemble.
With the Additive Color Ensemble, Brian attended Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect Audience Engagement Institute and presented interactive performances at school and community venues in New York, NY. He presented a lecture-recital on learning contemporary music at the 2017 Wisconsin Flute Festival and performed new works at the Society of Composers, Inc. and North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. Brian received an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant for his project Contemporary Flute Music Inspiring a New Generation of Composers.