The American Flutist, Julietta Curenton, has been has been hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a musician with a “great artistic sense” and “tone that glows more than it sparkles, drawing in one’s ear with sounds and ideas that simply cannot be resisted.” Ms. Curenton has made solo guest appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Temple University Orchestra, U.S. Army Orchestra - Pershing's Own and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has performed with the Grammy award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra across the United States and in their multi-city tour of Japan, featuring the 2009 Van Cliburn winner, Nobuyuki Tsuiji. Ms. Curenton has also toured extensively with Orchestra 2001, a popular chamber music collective committed to performing and promoting the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collective has been featured at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia and internationally at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Shanghai Spring International Music Festival and across The United Arab Emirates.
Ms. Curenton's interests expand into the Jazz and Gospel arenas. She has commissioned composers Amanda Harberg and Evelyn Simpson-Curenton to write cross-genre compositions and her performances of these works have been broadcasted on WQXR and WRTI radio stations. Additional performances of hers can be heard on the Smithsonian Folkways album Praise the Lord! along with The Curenton family and on Miguel Zenon's Grammy nominated Jazz album, Alma Adentro – The Puerto Rican Songbook.
As an educator, Ms. Curenton is deeply committed to bringing music education to inner city youth. A former fellow of The Academy– a ground-breaking educational program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute – she has given interactive concerts to hundreds of students in the New York City school system and has performed extensively in Carnegie Halls' Weill Music Hall and Zankel Hall. Formerly the concert series co-coordinator and faculty member of the Luzerne Music Festival in Lake Luzerne, NY, she is currently a Teaching Artist for the New York Philharmonic and a chamber music facilitator for the National Youth Orchestra 2.
Julietta Curenton earned a Bachelor's of Music degree in Flute Performance from The Juilliard School and a Master's of Music Degree in Flute Performance from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.