Praised for her vibrant sound and powerful musicality, Cuban-American flutist Alina Windell has captivated audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Windell teaches flute at Huntingdon College, is an Artist in Residence and faculty member of the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, and in 2023 served as Visiting Instructor of Flute at Columbus State University. She has been a prizewinner in the American Prize Instrumental Soloist Competition, and the National Flute Association (NFA) Convention Performers Competition.
Dr. Windell has performed at NFA Conventions in Orlando and San Diego, the Flute New Music Consortium Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Festival, the Mid-South Flute Festival, San Diego Flute Festival, the International Double Reed Society Conferences in Columbus, GA and Boulder, CO, the Houston Flute Club Flute Fest, the Colorado Flute Association Flute Fair, and the Hawaii University International Conference of Arts and Humanities. Solo and masterclass engagements include a concert tour of Malaysia, sponsored by the Perak Society for the Performing Arts, the University of Wyoming, University of Alabama, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Nebraska, Columbus State University, Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, the Kinta Valley Wind Ensemble in Malaysia, and Auburn University. Upcoming engagements include the 2023 NFA Convention in Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Windell is Principal Flute of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and performs with Duo Flautas Frescas and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, at the Springer Opera House, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Lynn Philharmonia, the Bloomington Camerata Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute Festival Orchestra, the Opera Theatre and Music Festival Orchestra of Lucca in Italy, and in concerts at the Duxbury Music Festival, as well as freelancing in New York City. An avid chamber musician and advocate of new music, she is featured on the CD of percussionist Doug Rosenor, released by Centaur Records, and is a commissioning member of the Flute New Music Consortium. She also recorded the music of Carter Pann for the Naxos record label, premiered Circles by Rachel Matthews at the Pendulum Concert Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and performed for two years as a member of the Chinook Winds, the graduate wind quintet in residence at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has recently formed the Duo Flautas Frescas with Julia Barnett to discover, commission, and perform music for two flutes and piano. Recent premieres include commissioned works from Samuel Zyman and Daniel Dorff.
Dr. Windell has adjudicated competitions for the National Flute Association, the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, the Music Teachers National Association, The San Diego Flute Guild, the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Atlanta Flute Club, the Alabama All-State Orchestra, and the Arts Association of East Alabama. She completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University, her masters with renowned flutist and pedagogue Carol Wincenc at Stony Brook University, and doctoral degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, studying with Christina Jennings. Dr. Windell is currently serving as president and competition coordinator of the Atlanta Flute Club, in addition to teaching music courses at Auburn University, and maintaining a private flute and piano studio.