Adah Toland Jones
Adah Toland Jones, is Professor of Flute at Texas State University, Principal Flute with the Austin Lyric Opera and the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra and plays frequently with Austin and San Antonio Symphonies. She holds B.M. and M.M. degrees and a Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University where she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Citation in 2000. At Texas State, she was awarded the University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities and was runner-up from the College of Fine Arts and Communication for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Students from the flute studio have consistently been winners of the annual Concerto Competition and the flute choir has performed throughout the state and at the National Flute Association Convention. Several students have auditioned and been chosen for the National Collegiate Flute Choir every year since its inception at the convention in New York City in 2009.
Dr. Jones has been active with the National Flute Association having performed at numerous conventions, conducted the High School and Professional Flute Choirs, been a member of the Pedagogy Committee, Coordinator of the Professional Flute Choir and was a screening judge for various events. Her principal teachers include Patricia George, Joseph Mariano, Paul Boyer, and Jean-Pierre Rampal.