Performer, Teacher, Technician
Thomas Horter is an award-winning flute performer, teacher, and repair technician based in Austin, Texas. He is currently the principal flutist of the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra. Thomas is a former "Talent Grant" student of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has performed a variety of works ranging in style from John Dowland to Maurizio Pisati. As a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, he has performed in venues all over the world from the 89.5 KMFA Draylen Mason Music Studio in Austin to the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam to the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
In Spring of 2023, Thomas was awarded a gold prize from the Universal Stars Music Competition and 1st Prize in the Baroque Music Category from the Bach and Vivaldi International Music Competitions.
Thomas' former teachers also come from diverse and international backgrounds, most of them performing with the top orchestras and conductors across the world. They include Marieke Schneemann, Kersten McCall, Vincent Cortvrint, Harrie Starreveld, Marten Root, Terri Sundberg, Jan Crisanti, LeeAnne Thompson and Christina Jennings.
Thomas teaches for Cedar Valley Middle School (Round Rock ISD) and Canyon Ridge Middle School (Leander ISD.)