Claire Gunsbury

Flute, 2021

Claire Gunsbury is a performing flutist, amateur contemporary dancer, and weekend trail runner, interested in exploring the world through music and movement. In May of 2021 Claire earned her BM in Flute Performance, BM in Musicology, and Music Entrepreneurship Certificate from the University of Colorado Boulder. 

Claire brings her curiosity and vision to a variety of musical projects, including “Spark Mindful Artistry,” an app for musicians wellness, a senior thesis that explored the philosophy of Toru Takemitsu through the lens of psychoanalysis and linguistic studies, and a 12-hour marathon concert in support of the Musician’s Relief Fund in Boulder, CO. Passionate about performing new music as well, Claire enjoys working with living composers and has premiered a number of both solo and chamber works through the Pendulum New Music Series at CU Boulder and the FreshInc Festival’s virtual edition in June of 2021. As a chamber musician Claire has performed on stage at Carnegie Hall with guitarist Max Mondzac, and has performed extensively with harp in the Lark and Sparrow duo. 

Claire has performed most recently with the Lakes Area Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Texas Music Festival, and her primary teachers include Christina Jennings, Immanuel Davis, Alicia McQuerrey, and Julie Johnson. In the fall of 2021 Claire will continue her musical studies at Carnegie Mellon, pursuing her MM in Flute Performance under the guidance of Lorna McGhee.