A native of northern Virginia, Natalie Jefferson is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studying flute performance under Dr. Tadeu Coelho. She has performed in master classes for notable flutists such as William Bennett, Jeanne Baxtresser, Denis Bouriakov, Jonathan Keeble, among others. In 2015, Natalie was one of the winners of the Mid-‐South Flute Society Masterclass Competition and a winner of the National Flute Association Masterclass Performers Competition. She was also one of the winners of the 2015 UNCSA Concerto Competition. In addition to her solo work, Natalie was a performer in UNCSA’s Flute Tour in 2013 and 2014 and is currently a member of the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.