Recently hailed as “amazing!” by her friends, and “really good!’ by her neighbors, who hear endless hours of flute practice daily, Paula Redinger’s musical career began humbly as soloist with her elementary school band and in her local church. She received her B.M. summa cum laude from the Boston University School of Music while simultaneously completing pre-med coursework. While in Boston, Paula was a member of the wind trio Vista Winds, semi-finalists in the 1990 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and was granted the Boston University Woodwind Honor Award. She completed her M. M., at the University of Miami, FL, and was the winner of the school’s concerto competition, while doing so. She was also a finalist in the Myra Brown Young Artist Competition.
Currently, she plays Principal Flute for Arizona Opera, Piccolo, for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and also enjoys working with the True Concord orchestra on occasion. She spends her summers in northern UT, not just as Principal Flutist of the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra, but milking cows and making cheese as well. Prior positions include a flute-guitar collaboration, “Duo Rosa del’Oro,” and Principal Flutist of the Orquesta de San Luis, in Argentina.
Paula and her beagle, Miss Molly, live in Tucson, in historic Armory Park. When not playing her flute, she enjoys cooking, hiking, riding her motorcycle, and occasionally writing about these pursuits in her online blog, “Eating on Two Wheels.”