Courtney Badura

Originally from Medford, Oregon, Courtney always showed an interest in music from a young age, whether it be hitting keys on the piano or squeaking away on her mother’s old violin. Her love for the flute began on the very first day of 6th grade band class. Despite not being able to make a noise at first, she quickly found her voice and her passion for making music. She went on to be accepted into the flute performance program at the University of Southern California, where she spent two years studying under Jim Walker. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Courtney chose to take a leave of absence from USC for the academic year. In this time, she studied with Diana Morgan as a member of DM Flute Studio. She then finished her Bachelor’s in Flute Performance studying under Christina Jennings at CU Boulder, where she won the 2022 CU Honors Concerto Competition. After graduating, Courtney moved to the Netherlands, where she began a Master’s program in Classical Flute at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.

She has since moved back to Boulder and is working as an infant teacher at a preschool while pursuing a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience at CU Boulder. Courtney continues to find ways to keep music prominent in her life and close to her heart, as shown by her work with the Boulder Symphony Music Academy.