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Michelle Ko
Adjunct Instructor


Woodwind Methods, flute and oboe


M.A. Music & Music Education, Teachers College Columbia University
Fulbright-Italy, Giuseppe “Nicolini” Conservatorio di Musica di Piacenza
B.A. Flute Performance, University of Maryland Baltimore County


Previously on the Applied Music Faculty at Teachers College Columbia University, Ms. Ko has been an active teacher and performer in New York City. At age 17, she made her solo debut at the John F. Kennedy Center Concert Hall with the Mozart Concerto in D Major. She was awarded a flute fellowship with the National Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and performed with the NSO under Maestro Leonard Slatkin.

Upon graduating from the Linehan Artist Scholars Program at UMBC, Michellewas awarded a full scholarship to train with flutists in Italy from 2010-2011 on Fulbright and Miguel Vinciguerra grants. She was actively involved at the Giuseppe "Nicolini" Conservatory in Piacenza. Ms. Ko was a frequent soloist with the Roma Tre Orchestra concert series and led performance lectures and pre-concert discussions for the Italian community.

She has been invited to perform in festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including the American Academy in Rome, Festival of New Music (Sacramento), Spark (Minneapolis), Third Practice (Richmond), and the Electroacoustic Music Festival (New York). Featured on Ablaze Records' Millennial Masters Vol. 3, Ms. Ko and clarinetist E. Michael Richards recorded Asha Srinivasan's "Bapu" which was released in June 2012.


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