Instructor of Flute

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Paula Kasica grew up in north central Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Music from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. Her teachers have included Jacob Berg, Julius Baker and Gerald Carey. Paula was the top prizewinner at the Julius Baker New York Masterclass in 1978.

Paula has appeared as soloist with several symphonies and performs throughout the area in many capacities. She plays as an extra with the St. Louis Symphony and is a member of the Equinox Chamber Players. She has performed with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Fox Theatre Orchestra, and plays Principal flute with the Webster Symphony, the Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis and the Bach at the Seminary Series.

Ms.Kasica has been on the faculty of the Masterworks Festival and Christian Performing Arts Fellowship since 1997. She is also an adjunct flute instructor at Webster University, University of Missouri-St Louis and Missouri Baptist University. She has recorded with Hosanna Music, New Earth Productions, and Restoration Arts.

Paula, along with her husband John, percussionist with the Saint Louis Symphony, perform around the country as WINDFIRE: Flute & Percussion Spectacular. They have also traveled to Brazil and Great Britain to perform. In 2006 they won the National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition. 

She and John have 3 children, ages 26, 24, and 19.

Contact Information
314-516-5980
music@umsl.edu