Gina Dexter is currently the director of Aspiring Minds Montessori, a private pre-school in Frisco, Texas. While running and managing the affairs of the school, Mrs. Dexter still gigged and performed as a flutist in the Greater DFW area. She completed a Masters in Music at Southern Methodist University, while studying with Kara Kirkendoll Welch. While at SMU, Mrs. Dexter performed with the Grammy Award winning group Eighth Blackbird and violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. Before attending SMU she completed a tour with the Army's Premier Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps where she was awarded the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region coin, and performed on The Geraldo Show. During her undergraduate degree at UNT while under the tutelage of Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, she was a member of The North Texas Wind Symphony (beginning sophomore year), UNT Symphony Orchestra, various chamber groups, as well as recorded for the Klavier label. In addition, Mrs. Dexter has performed with the Dallas Millennial Choirs and Orchestra, Colombia Flute Choir, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.
Katherine LaChance is currently in her senior year at Texas A&M University. Following graduation she plans to use her Zoology degree to teach High School Biology and Anatomy and Physiology. Katherine started playing the flute in the fourth grade and is now going into her fourteenth year playing.
Before coming to A&M, Katherine was named an All-State musician in the 2011-2012 school year and received countless 1’s on solos and ensembles in UIL competitions. She also worked for the Claudia Taylor Johnson High School band as a music / marching technician before coming to College Station.
In her four years at A&M, Katherine has played for the University’s Wind Symphony. And in the past two years she has been the principal flute player in both the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra.