Paula Kasica | Webster University

Paula Kasica

Adjunct Professor of Flute

Paula KasicaPaula Kasica received her Bachelor of Music from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. She was a student of Jacob Berg (principal flute of Saint Louis Symphony), Gerald Carey, and Julius Baker (principal flute, New York Philharmonic). Paula was the top prizewinner at the Julius Baker New York Masterclass in 1978.

Paula has appeared as soloist with several symphonies and performs throughout the area in many capacities. She plays with the American Kantorei group, specializing in the performance of JS Bach. She has also taught at University of Missouri-Saint Louis and Missouri Baptist University. She has been Principal Flute in the St. Louis Philharmonic and was a member of the Equinox Chamber Players for ten years.

Paula has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Fox Theatre Orchestra, the MUNY Opera, the Ballet Orchestra of Saint Louis and the Bach at the Sem Series. She is a performer and faculty member of the Christian Performing Artists Festival continuing since1997. Paula has performed at the International Chinese Music Festival Changsha and Zhengzhou, China for four years giving masterclasses and playing in the orchestras. In 2015 she was a soloist with the orchestra in Zhengzhou.

She and her husband John have toured the world as "WINDFIRE: Flute & Percussion Spectacular." They recently released two CDs of their favorite works for flute and percussion. In 2006 WINDFIRE they won the Chamber Music Award from the National Flute Association. Paula has also recorded an improvisatory worship CD called "Breath of God," distributed by Integrity Europe and available on ITunes. She has recorded with Hosanna Music, New Earth Productions, and Restoration Arts.

Paula and her husband John are founders of the Creative Arts Fellowship, a ministry devoted to uplifting and encouraging all people to recognize the beauty of the gifts they have been given.