B.Mus (British Columbia)
With playing described as a “...fine blend of artistry and bravura.” (Edmonton Journal), flutist Michelle Cheramy is an artist recognized for the beauty of her sound, the fluidity of her playing and her interpretive skills in a wide range of repertoire. She has appeared as soloist with the Edmonton and Newfoundland Symphonies and with the Houston Chamber Orchestra, and is a frequent recitalist and clinician across Canada and in the US. She has been featured in radio broadcasts in both the US and Canada, including nationally on CBC Radio’s Symphony Hall, In Performance and Two New Hours. Cheramy takes a special interest in performing programs which blend old and new repertoire in compelling ways, and which bridge the gulf between the performing art forms. Collaborations have included work with award-winning theatre director Jillian Keiley, artist and poet Christopher Pratt and composers such as Karim Al-Zand, Jack Behrens, Heather Schmidt and Clifford Crawley in the premiers of solo and chamber works for flute.
Michelle Cheramy holds degrees from the University of British Columbia , Indiana University and Rice University , where she completed her doctoral degree under Leone Buyse. Her dissertation on André Jolivet was winner of the 2006 National Flute Association’s annual dissertation competition, which recognizes outstanding contributions to flute related research. Cheramy is currently associate professor of music at Memorial University where she also serves as the School of Music ’s Associate Director for graduate programs and research.
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