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Mariana Gariazzo


Dr. Mariana Gariazzo received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Music in flute performance from Yale University. She has been a recipient of several awards and distinctions in solo and chamber music categories including Fundacion Antorchas, Juventudes Musicales, UNC Orchestra competition, and the Robert Wilson Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance at Yale. She has been awarded multiple grants including the Innovative Pedagogy Grant, the Arts Enhancement Grant, the Academic Innovation Grant, the High Impact Innovation Practices, and the Advance Climate Together Grant at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Gariazzo’s research focuses on new music by Latin American composers and has served as a guest artist and speaker on the subject at prominent venues and conferences in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America. In solo and orchestral settings, she has performed with such ensembles as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Ridge Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra at Yale, New Music New Haven, Neither Music, the National Youth Orchestra of Peru, the Academic Orchestra at Colon Theater, the National University of Cuyo Symphony Orchestra, and the National Orchestra of Argentina. She has been invited to present and perform at multiple National Flute Association Conventions, the Texas Music Association Conference, the Puerto Rico Flute Symposium (Puerto Rico), World Flutes Festival (Argentina), the International Low Flutes Festival (USA, Japan), the International Flute Festival of Lima (Peru) and university campuses across the USA.

Gariazzo serves as President of the Chicago Flute Club and chairs the National Flute Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She actively collaborates with composers in commissioning, recording and performing new music for flutes. Her debut CD, Revelations, will be released by MSR Classic Records in 2021.

  • AM 111-412 Applied Flute
  • CE Flute Ensemble


The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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