Patricia Harper, flutist



Patricia Harper enjoys a career as performer, educator, and scholar. A graduate of Smith College with honors and Yale University, Ms. Harper has taught flute at Connecticut College since 1975. At the college, she was director of an annual "Back to Bach" series for ten years, a "Women in Music" series for six years, and was a founding member of the Connecticut College Woodwind Quintet. From 1989 to 1997 she directed Trevor Wye's Residency Master Class there and was on that class's teaching staff beginning in 1994. Since 1998 she has taught her own summer flute courses in Connecticut, Vermont, South Carolina, and Monterey, California. Ms. Harper also taught as adjunct Professor in the Honors College at Southern Connecticut State University from 1996-2006.

Performances have been as far-reaching as Canada, Scotland, England, California, and New York. Ms. Harper is editor of reconstructed scores of the flute duets of Kuhlau (McGinnis and Marx), consulting editor for the award-winning new edition of "Sonata for Flute and Piano" by Poulenc (Chester Music), and co-editor, with Paula Robison, of the award-winning "The Sidney Lanier Collection" (Universal Editions). She is author and narrator of "The Remarkable Career of Julius Baker" available on CD from the Manhattan Flute Center, Inc. Ms. Harper has been a judge for the National Flute Association's Master Class Competition and has given many presentations at that association's annual conventions, at universities nationally, as well as at British Flute Society conventions in England. She has served as Secretary of the National Flute Association and as a member of its Executive Committee. Ms. Harper who is listed in "Who's Who in American Women" and in the "International Who's Who in Music" was a student of Frances Blaisdell, Samuel Baron, and Thomas Nyfenger.




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