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Dr. Karen Large

Flute, Music Theory

McCain Auditorium 234


Karen LargeKaren McLaughlin Large joined the Kansas State University music faculty in 2011 and teaches flute, music theory, flute methods, world music, and directs the KSU flute ensemble. Dr. Large earned her Doctor of Music, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as graduate certificates in Music Theory Pedagogy and College Teaching from the Florida State University. She studied with Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, Joshua Carter (under Charles Delaney), and Mara Rose Rys.

Dr. Large is a founding member of Traverso Colore: Baroque Ensemble and performs with them throughout the U.S. She is also a member of the Florida Flute Orchestra, performing on the Sub Contrabass flute in G—one of only a few such instruments in the world. She has performed with several Florida orchestras and most recently, she performed with the Konza Winds at the 2012 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest and performed in two concerts at the 2012 National Flute Association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

Dr. Large is the creator of the Virtual Flute Choir. Some of her other research interests include affective (emotional) responses to music, the role of musical analysis in performance, and baroque flute performance practice.

View Dr. Large’s personal page here.