The Pan-Tones is a triple flute-powered ensemble with an enthusiastic irreverence for classical and popular styles from around the world. Their repertoire currently includes music from Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Italy, Japan, and Serbia.
The name The Pan-Tones comes from the use of pan flutes in Andean music, and also refers to the range of music styles.
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Alyse Hokamp (flute, arranger)
Alyse developed an interest in Andean flute music after joining the Peruvian Cumbia band Los Patos Poderosos in 2015.
Originally, she played electric organ in the band to fill in for a guitarist who was leaving. She also began to look for a way to also play flute in the group. While searching for Peruvian flute music, she found traditional Andean flute music. She fell in love with the strong rhythms and virtuosic flute playing. Being classically trained, she had never experienced people dancing to her flute music!
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Natasha Costello (flute)
Natasha Costello is a flute player and teacher in the DFW metroplex. She graduated in May of 2018 with her Master’s in Flute Performance from the University of Maryland where she studied with Aaron Goldman and Dr. Sarah Frisof. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in May of 2016 at Texas Christian University studying with Dr. Shauna Thompson and Pam Adams.
Natasha discovered a love for teaching early in her undergrad and taught private lessons at schools in the DFW area. While in Maryland, she maintained a studio of about 20 students through local Music & Arts stores. Back in the DFW metroplex since 2018, Natasha is now Adjunct Instructor of Flute at Tarrant County College’s Northwest campus and continues to grow her private studio in various school districts in the area. Her students have earned spots in the All-region bands, division 1s at UIL solo and ensemble contests, and actively participate in flute festivals and masterclasses in the area.
As a performer, Natasha has been involved in the premiere of multiple chamber pieces. She was a part of a premiere of a flute quartet at the 2016 National Flute Association Convention and a flute and alto flute duet at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention. Natasha was also a finalist for the TCU Concerto Competition, and was selected to perform at the 2015 National Flute Convention as a member of the Collegiate Flute Choir. She was also a co-principal player of both TCU and UMD’s orchestra and wind band, had an ensemble assistantship at UMD, and has collaborated and performed with members of UMD’s faculty.
Outside of music, Natasha enjoys yoga, trying lots of new foods, and relaxing with her cat Pancake.
Robert Hokamp (guitar)
Robert Hokamp’s inventive guitar style has been featured on stages across the U.S.A. with the two-time Grammy Award winning Brave Combo. He produced, arranged, and co-wrote the Wee-Beasties’ symphonic punk-rock epic Party With Us (Kill-O-Teen records, 2022), “a pristine collection of music that perfectly showcases the true music talent behind the spectacle” (The Dallas Observer). Robert is a “guitar expert” (Denton Record Chronicle) in musical styles from Chicha to Polka and beyond.
Connor Kent (drums, percussion)
Connor Kent’s “compelling groove” (Downbeat Magazine) has taken him all over the world, performing and teaching across the US, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Asia. As a drummer and percussionist, his love and respect for many different musical cultures make him an in-demand educator and collaborator for projects of widely differing genres.
Kent holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Performance from the Berklee College of Music Global Jazz Institute, where he received a full-tuition scholarship and was able to tour and perform with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Danilo Perez, John Patittucci, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, and Luciana Souza. In 2015 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the 7-time Grammy Nominated “One O’Clock Lab Band” and was featured on Lab 2015, which earned a Grammy nomination.
Kent is an International Artist Ambassador for La Fundacion Armonia Colectiva, a Costa Rica based music and social justice foundation. As a bandleader and composer, he co-leads “Paragon”, a modern jazz trio which released their debut album “Kin” on the Outside in Music label and received a write up in Downbeat Magazine. Kent recently relocated to Dallas, Texas after garnering years of professional experience in the New York City and Boston music scenes.
Jessica Schury (flute)
Jessica Schury is a versatile flutist and educator originally from Pennsylvania. Jessica has been a prize winner and finalist in various competitions including the Mid-South Young Artist Competition, Florida Flute Association’s Nancy Clew Eller Young Artist Competition, the Puerto Rico Flute Symposium Young Artist Competition, Philadelphia Flute Society Collegiate Artist, and the MTNA Pennsylvania Young Artist Competition.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Jessica is a member of Vox Venti, a Dallas-based flute quartet, as well as Sonation, a flute and oboe duo. She is currently a teaching fellow pursuing a DMA at the University of North Texas with Terri Sundberg. Formerly, she completed her MM at Stony Brook University with Carol Wincenc and her BM at West Chester University of PA with Dr. Kimberly Reighley.