Dr. Michelle Cheramy

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Flutist Michelle Cheramy has been a full-time member of the faculty at Memorial University for more than twenty years. Over the course of her career she has taught students ranging in ability from beginner through professional, and has enjoyed mentoring aspiring performers, music educators, composers, and students bound for a host of other professions. Michelle has been an invited clinician at flute fairs and competitive music festivals in Canada and the US, including the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival, the Halifax (now Nova Scotia) Kiwanis Music Festival, and the Syrinx flute festival in Winnipeg. She has also presented pedagogy-related workshops at the annual convention of the National Flute Association and is author of one chapter of the NFA’s second pedagogy anthology. As a performer, Michelle has appeared in recital across Canada and the US, and as soloist with orchestras in Canada, the United States and Russia; she has also been featured in numerous radio broadcasts nationally on the CBC (Symphony Hall, In Performance, Two New Hours, The Signal). She is the flutist of the Trinitas Chamber Ensemble (www.trinitasmusic.com) with whom she has performed in Washington, D.C., Ontario, Alberta, B.C. and Newfoundland. Michelle is a past winner of the National Flute Association’s research competition and the Canadian Concerto Competition. She holds degrees from the University of British Columbia (B.Mus.), Indiana University (M.M.) and Rice University (D.M.A.).