Adjunct Professor of Music
Joined Connecticut College: 1975
Smith College; Yale University School of Music
Patricia Harper enjoys a career as performer, educator, and scholar. On the faculty at Connecticut College since 1975, she directed a "Back to Bach" series for ten years, a "Women in Music" for six years, and is a founding member of the Connecticut College Woodwind Quintet.
She is Editor of Kuhlau Flute Duets (McGinnis and Marx), Consulting Editor for the new award-winning edition of Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc (Chester Music), and, with Paula Robison, Co-Editor of the award-winning Sidney Lanier Collection (Universal). She created and narrates "The Remarkable Career of Flutist Julius Baker", a CD available from the Manhattan Flute Center.
Ms. Harper has served as a judge for the Master Class Competition sponsored by the National Flute Association and has given many presentations at that association's annual conventions (as well as at universities nationally), most recently on Prokofiev's Sonata for Flute and Piano: from Manuscript to Performing Edition-an Entangled Evolution. Currently she serves as Secretary for the National Flute Association and is a member of its Executive Committee.
Ms. Harper, who directed Trevor Wye's Residential Master Class at Connecticut College for nine years, now conducts her own summer residential flute courses in Vermont and in South Carolina. In addition she is Adjunct Professor in the Honors College at Southern Connecticut State University.
Ms. Harper is listed in the International Who's Who in Music. Her major teachers were Frances Blaisdell, Samuel Baron, and Thomas Nyfenger. For updates on current activities visit her website: http://www.patriciaharper.com/