Corinna Nash-Wnuk is carving new pathways for the 21st-century musician as she is successfully juggling dual careers in music administration and performance. Currently serving as Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Finance for Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, Ms. Nash-Wnuk previously held the role of Associate Dean for Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness and spent eight years overseeing undergraduate and graduate admission and financial aid for the Meadows School. Drawing upon her own experience as a performing artist and administrator, and driven by her passion for combining data-driven strategies with a student-centered approach, Ms. Nash-Wnuk led the Meadows School to reach many of its enrollment goals while serving in the post of Associate Dean for Admission and Enrollment Management, and she achieved great success for the DePauw University School of Music during her seven year tenure directing their music admissions operation.
As a versatile and award-winning flutist, she is the top prize-winner in several prominent competitions: Frank Bowen Young Artist—First Prize, Kingsville International—Second Prize, Mid-Atlantic Young Artist—Second Prize, Golden Key National Honors Society Performing Arts Showcase—First Prize, in addition to receiving awards from the Mid-South Young Artist Competition and the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts YoungARTS Competition. Corinna's performance of the C.P.E. Bach Concerto in G with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra drew a sold out audience, and she has concertized on three continents, including appearances with members of the Saint Louis Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and as principal flutist under Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert and Carl St. Clair, among others. Ms. Nash-Wnuk holds her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she was also a recipient of the prestigious Performer's Certificate and later served as the Associate Instructor of Flute. Previously, Ms. Nash-Wnuk was a tenured flutist with the Evansville and Columbus Philharmonic Orchestras, and she is a founding member of the Northwood Winds—a woodwind trio dedicated to the performance of lesser known chamber music works.