Karen McLaughlin Large joined the Kansas State University music faculty in 2011 and teaches flute, music theory, flute techniques, film 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, and Joshua Carter (under Charles Delaney
Dr. Large is a founding member of Traverso Colore: Baroque Ensemble and Tornado Alley Flutes. She is second flutist with the Topeka Symphony and is a member of the KSU faculty wind quintet - Konza Winds. Dr. Large 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.
Dr. Large is the creator of the Virtual Flute Choir. Some of her other research interests include affective (emotional) responses to music, the relationship of music theory and performance, baroque flute performance practice, and romantic transcriptions for flute.