Christian Lampkin

Altus flutes realize the purity and tonal precision that Louis Lot once sought to find through his incredible instruments. My flute never ceases to amaze me with its never-ending pallet of tone colours, beautifully in-tune scale, and comfortable mechanism.
Christian Lampkin


Flutist Christian Lampkin is commended for his “terrific style, sound projection, and commanding stage presence” (Sound Espressivo Global Competition). In the Fall of 2021, he joined the faculty at South Carolina State University as Adjunct Professor of Flute and Music Appreciation. Shortly after his appointment, he was named a 2022 “Rising Star” by the South Carolina Voyager.

Lampkin has been a prize winner in competitions hosted by The Schubert Club of Minneapolis, Upper Midwest Flute Association, Colorado Flute Association, and Colorado Flute Artists Competition. Chris has made appearances with the Snow Pond Symphony and Color of Music Festival Orchestra. He has been awarded fellowships by organizations including Hot Springs Summer Music Festival and the United State Air Force Band. Chris’s scholarly interests include providing inclusion and belonging to students that identify as LGBTQ+ through private pedagogy and flute repertoire by LGBTQ+ composers from the twentieth century.

Chris is in demand as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator across the nation and the Middle East/Asia. He has served on panels for the Upper Midwest Flute Association and National Flute Association. Chris is proud to be a founding member of the Umoja Flute Institute for flutists of African descent.

His principal teachers include Nicole Esposito, Sonora Slocum, Eric Lamb, and Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley. Other important mentors include Dr. Virgnia Broffitt-Kunzer and Megan Ensor.

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