About Stasia Kulsa
Get to know Stasia Kulsa
Music has been an important part of my life. In elementary school, I sang in choir and played in the bell choir and tone chime groups. I began playing the flute in sixth grade. In eighth grade, I began to take private lessons and I began to play the piccolo. I began to play in the jazz band on bari sax during my sophomore year of high school. Throughout high school, I was a member of the Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble and all of my school ensembles. I also participated in music camps, solo and ensemble competitions, and the pit orchestra at my school. I remained active in as many ensembles as possible while in college where I participated in the wind ensemble, orchestra, symphonic band, flute choir, big band, Latin jazz ensemble, and community bands in both Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho. I participated in MusicFest Northwest, the MTNA Young Artist Competition, the Washington Idaho Symphony Young Artist Competition, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and the WSU concerto competition. I was a national finalist for MTNA in 2022 and a finalist for the Washington Idaho Symphony in 2020. In 2019, I traveled to Italy for the InterHarmony International Music Festival. In 2021, I began a virtual flute duet, Lost Things, with a fellow-alumni from Washington State University.