Karla Ordonez, D.M.A.


Dr. Karla Ordonez, adjunct professor of flute at HSU, also teaches at McMurry and Abilene Christian universities. An active adjudicator and clinician, she has judged several southwest regional competitions and presents lectures from “Baroque Flute: Past & Present” to “How to Practice: Middle Schoolers.”

She has performed in the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Chautauqua Institution Summer Orchestra, Classical Music Festival in Austria, and North Carolina School of the Art’s European International Program touring France, Italy, and Spain.

Ordonez was former faculty at the Eastman Community School of Music, Oklahoma State University, and Houghton College. She received performance degrees from Louisiana State University, University of North Texas, and Eastman School of Music.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, Louisiana State University, 1997
  • Master of Music, Flute Performance, University of North Texas, 1999
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Flute Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music, 2007
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network