Greek flutist and Trevor James Low Flutes Artist Dr. Eftihia Arkoudis is a versatile performer and educator, who currently holds the Adjunct Flute Professor position at Frostburg State University, where she also teaches other music courses. As a soloist, Eftihia has won the West Virginia University Young Artist Competition and International Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition (2016), was an alternate winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition and National Flute Association Convention Into the Music Masterclass (2018), and was an alternate finalist of Byron Hester Flute Competition (2015). She was also a finalist in the Instrumental College/University Performance division of The American Prize Competition (2018/9). As an orchestral and chamber musician, she has served as the principal flutist of the Orpheus Kammerorchester Wien, Junges Tonkünstler Orchester Bayreuth, Greek-Turkish Youth Symphony Orchestra, WVU Symphony Orchestra, and various other ensembles, giving her the opportunity to perform in prestigious venues of Greece, Austria, Germany, and Turkey. Currently, she performs as a founding member of the award-winning BETA Quartet, with whom she won the Flute Society of Kentucky Flute Quartet Competition and were semifinalists in Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (2017).
Eftihia graduated with her DMA and MM from West Virginia University while on a graduate and teaching assistantship. She holds artistic diplomas with honorary awards from Prayner Konservatorium Wien and the Athens Conservatoire with the latter one having named her Best Woodwind Instrumentalist (2010-2011) and upon graduation granting her the first Urs Rüttimann Award for Excellence in Performance (2012) in remembrance of her former teacher.
Dr. Arkoudis gives music lessons through the WVU Community Music Program and maintains a private studio in Morgantown, West Virginia, through which she teaches both flute and piano to students of all ages with and without learning or physical disabilities.