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Airman 1st Class Christian Lampkin

A1C Christian Lampkin serves as flutist for the USAF Heritage of America Band stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He performs regularly with the concert and in the Langley Winds woodwind quintet, which tours throughout the eastern seaboard.
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. A1C 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 Long Bay Symphony, Snow Pond Symphony, and Colour of Music Festival Orchestra. He has been commended for his “terrific style, sound projection, and commanding stage presence” (Sound Espressivo Global Competition) and has been awarded fellowships by organizations including Hot Springs Summer Music Festival, New Millennium Chamber Music Festival, and the United States Air Force Band. Chris’s scholarly interests include providing inclusion and belonging to students who 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 for competitions and masterclasses both internationally and nationally. He has served on panels for the Upper Midwest, Flute Association, Abu Dhabi Flute Society, 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 Brook Ferguson, Nicole Esposito, Sonora Slocum, and Eric Lamb. Other important mentors include Marina Piccinini, Dr. Nancy Andrew, Dr. Virgnia Broffitt Kunzer, and MSgt Megan Ensor.

2016: BM Flute Performance, BME Music Education, University of Northern Colorado
2021: MA Flute Performance, MA Music Education, University of Iowa
2022: Performance Certificate, Curtis Institute of Music Mentorship Network Program
(current as of February 2024)