Kristin Delia Hayes is a freelance flutist and music educator living in San Antonio, TX. She currently serves on the faculty at University of Texas at San Antonio, St. Mary’s University, and Our Lady of the Lake University, where she has taught freshmen and sophomore music theory, music technology, and music appreciation, in addition to coaching ensembles and teaching flute-related courses. During the summer, Dr. Hayes teaches and performs at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and UTSA’s annual Flute Camp. She also performs with Opera Piccola of San Antonio, the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, the Texas Baroque Ensemble, San Antonio Mastersingers, the Mid-Texas Symphony and the Peterson/Hayes duo. As a member of the Peterson/Hayes percussion and flute duo, she and her partner, Eric Peterson, have commissioned several new works for flute and percussion, including works by David Asher Brown, Ian Dicke, Pierce Gradone, Luke Gullicklson, and Steven Snowden.
An active performer and clinician, Dr. Hayes has performed and presented at various festivals and conventions including the National Flute Association Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, MTNA National Convention, and the Florida Flute Association Convention. She has also performed and held masterclasses at various institutions throughout North and Central America, and she frequently serves as adjudicator.
As a movement specialist, Dr. Hayes focuses on developing awareness in her students and a pain-free approach to music making, by emphasizing somatic-based philosophies including Body Mapping and Dalcroze/Eurhythmics. Dr. Hayes received her B.M. from Tennessee Technological University and M.M. from the University of Missouri- Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She completed her D.M. in flute performance from Florida State University upon completion of her treatise: “The Life and Contributions of Charles Oliver DeLaney with a Survey of his Compositional Style within his Solo Flute Works.” Her primary teachers include Eva Amsler, Dr. Mary Posses, Dr. Roger Martin, and Tawana Box; and she has performed in masterclasses for Liisa Ruoho, Robert Dick, Alberto Almarza, Amy Porter, Lady Jeanne Galway, Alexa Still, Angelita Floyd, Shelley Binder, Tim Munro and Sarah Beth Hanson.