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Mary Karen Clardy

Mary Karen Clardy's Biography

Mary Karen Clardy, Professor of Flute at the University of North Texas, appears throughout the United States, Great Britain, Europe, the Far East, and South America as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. A frequent performer for the NFA, including Boston, Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis, Seattle, Washington, D. C., and Los Angeles, she has also appeared twice at the British Flute Society’s international conventions. Ms. Clardy currently records with the chamber ensemble, Wind, Wood and Silk, for the Klavier Label, and she recorded a solo recital of American music for the BBC’s Radio 3, including works of Copland, Liebermann, and Barber. Renowned as a teacher, she regularly gives master classes at home and abroad, including London’s Royal and Trinity Colleges; the Boccherini Institute in Lucca, Italy; and Oberlin, Yale, and Manhattan Schools. By invitation of the Ministry of Culture, she has taught in Taiwan’s Summer Music Institute, and her students have been prize-winners in competitions throughout the world, including Rampal, NFA, MTNA, Markneukirchen, and Flute Talk. Ms. Clardy’s three books available from European American/Warner are in multiple reprint, and her new edition of Altès Daily Exercises, published by Leduc, is available for the first time separate from the Complete Method.

Mary Karen Clardy's Gear
Mary Karen Clardy

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YFL-994H 14K gold