Spring 2018

Fluteacious Shocker


Jazz flutist Amber Underwood ’02 has been performing since she was 8 years old — first on the piano.

She was 12 when she took up the flute, and it was while a student at Wichita State that she discovered jazz and was inspired by such musicians as Bobbi Humphrey, Hubert Laws, Frank Wess, Herbie Mann and Nestor Torres.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music, flute performance and went on to complete a master’s degree in arts administration and music business at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory, as well as a master’s degree in music education from Pittsburg State.

Based in Kansas City, Underwood makes music her business on multiple fronts: She teaches, performs and is busy with recording projects. Check out the latest at her website: flutienastiness.com



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