Assistant Professor of Flute Karen McLaughlin Large teaches flute lessons, flute ensemble, low flutes, Baroque flute, and Wind and Percussion Pedagogy at the FSU College of Music. Dr. Large is passionate about helping students navigate their unique paths in the music world. She does this in her lessons and classes through activities in areas such as music entrepreneurship, audition and competition preparation, community outreach, and grant-writing. Dr. Large previously served as Associate Professor of Flute and Music Theory at Kansas State University.
Dr. Large enjoys performing in concerto, solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings. She plays regularly with Traverso Colore: Baroque Flute Ensemble, Tornado Alley Flutes, and the Florida Flute Orchestra. She also previously performed with the Konza Wind Quintet, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. As a guest artist, she has enjoyed performing and teaching at universities in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Florida.
Dr. Large’s research interests include flute transcriptions of Romantic music, creation of the world’s first Virtual Flute Choirs, Baroque flute performance practice, and the intersection of music theory and flute performance. In Spring 2018 she released her first solo CD which featured her original transcriptions, entitled, “String to Silver: Flute Transcriptions of Works in the Romantic Tradition.” Dr. Large regularly performs and presents her research at national and international conferences.
She earned her DM, MM, and BM degrees at Florida State University studying with Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, and Joshua Carter.