Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Clara Richter received her Bachelor of Music, with a concentration in performance, at Eastern Illinois University and her Masters of Music at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Her teachers include Diane Boyd-Schultz, Brian Luce, and Dennette McDermott. While in college, Clara played in numerous ensembles, holding principal chair in each schools’ wind symphony and orchestra, as well as regularly subbing with the Rapides Symphony in Alexandria, LA; and she also started her teaching career, teaching minor-study flute students in graduate school, and working as adjunct Faculty at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. After school, she moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Here, her teaching studio grew to over 60 students, and she co-founded and taught at an annual Summer Flute Camp, as well as became a member and festival co-chair of the Texas Flute Society (2005-2009).
Since 2009, Clara has been teaching and performing in the St. Louis Metro area. She is a faculty member at Webster Community Music School, a regular clinician at Parkway West and Mehlville High Schools, and has worked with the Rockwood School District as a clinician and private flute instructor. She has private flute students throughout the city and suburbs. She has played piccolo with the St. Louis Civic Orchestra, and currently plays in the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.