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Mary Palchak

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Oliphant Hall 305


Flutist Mary Palchak enjoys an active career as a freelance flutist in Southern California. She has played with the Pacific, Long Beach and Pasadena Symphonies, Long Beach Opera and numerous touring ballet companies, including Bolshoi, La Scalla and American Ballet Theater.

As Founding Artistic Director, President and Principal Flutist of the California Concert Artists, now Orange County's most active professional chamber music series, she has organized and performed numerous concerts with Southern California's finest musicians in addition to premiering compositions written specifically for the ensemble.

Her solo CD, Flute Music by French Composers, won critical acclaim in Fanfare Magazine and is a best-selling classical flute CD worldwide. Mary Palchak earned her Master's Degree from the St. Louis Conservatory where she studied with St. Louis Symphony Principal flutist Jacob Berg. Other teachers include Anne Diener Giles, Julius Baker and Louis Moyse.