Faculty Member awarded $25,000 Artist Fellowship

Jul 12, 2022

Dr Paula Gudmundson has been named a 2022-23 recipient of the prestigious $25,000 McKnight Fellowship. The fellowship is supported by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the MacPhail Center for Music.

In addition to serving as Associate Professor of Flute and Music Department Head at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Gudmundson has performed at numerous music festivals and events, including conferences of the College Music Society, National Flute Association conventions, the International Flute Festival of Costa Rica, La Côte Flûte Festival, and was selected as a Minnesota Public Radio Class Notes Artist. Recordings include La Flauta of Buenos Aires (2012), Breaking Waves (2019), and Melodies of the Forest (2022).

This is the 26th year that MacPhail Center for Music has administered the McKnight Fellowship for Musicians, a component of the McKnight Artists Fellowships Program. Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive, the McKnight Foundation’s arts and culture program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Gudmundson was selected as one of the four fellowship recipients out of a pool of 82 applicants.