Artist Faculty, Flute
Jin Ta joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flautist in 1998.
He started learning music at the age of five, and studied flute at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Keith Bryan and Leone Buyse. Following this, he pursued his graduate studies with Fenwick Smith at the New England Conservatory in Boston. In 1997, Jin Ta studied as an artist diploma candidate with renowned American flutist Paula Robison.
Jin Ta has performed extensively throughout the Boston area and has won numerous national and international competitions. He was the first prize winner in the Boston Pappoutsakies Memorial Foundation Competition, the Memphis Young Artist Competition, and the 2000 Haifa International Flute Competition in Israel. He is also a prize winner at the Flute Talk Competition and the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.
The National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado), Springfield Orchestra (Massachusetts), Shenzhen Symphony, Xiamen Symphony, US Capital Wind Orchestra, and the Pacific Music Festival (Japan) are just some of the orchestras and music festivals Jin Ta has performed with. An enthusiastic performer and educator, he has toured Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and held master classes at the Central Music Conservatory, Shanghai Music Conservatory and Shenzhen School of Fine Arts. In 2001, he toured the US with Israel's Haifa Chamber Orchestra and in September 2002, gave a series of recitals in Taiwan. Jin Ta has recorded the works of Fauré, Poulenc, and Ibert, among other composers, and can be heard on the Taiwanese label, NewArt.