Patricia Harper, flute
Flutist Patricia Harper enjoys a career combining performance, scholarship, and pedagogy. She began teaching flute at Connecticut College in 1975, and while there, directed a Back to Bach series for ten years and a Women in Music series for six years. Harper was Consulting Editor for the award-winning 1994 edition of Poulenc’s “Sonata for Flute and Piano” (Chester), was Co-Editor with Paula Robison for the (1997) award-winning “Sidney Lanier Collection” (Universal), and she created and narrated the CD “The Remarkable Career of Flutist, Julius Baker” (Oxford Recording Company). In September of 2021 she published her urtext edition of Prokofiev’s “Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major Opus 94”. For the last thirty years she has led various residency summer master classes in Connecticut, Vermont, South Carolina, and most recently in California. Ms. Harper was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 “for her achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field of music and higher education.” In 2021 she was recognized again by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication to her students, achievements, and leadership in music education. “Her dedication to her students, her passion for education, and her talent for music solidify her as an elite member of the higher education field.” Currently she is a Trustee of the Connecticut Early Music Society and serves on juries for various regional and national instrumental competitions.