Holly Clemans


Holly Clemans, flute professor at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI director of the Concordia Flute Camp, and private flute teacher in Canton, is active as a soloist, orchestral musician, flute instructor, and clinician throughout southeast Michigan. She performs with Flute Fusion, the Mosaic Chamber Ensemble; and Detroit area orchestras. She has been a member of the Plymouth, MI and Arlington, VA Symphonies; the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and Composers’ Forum; chamber ensembles in Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis/St. Paul., and has soloed with the Concordia University Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.   She has held faculty positions at Olivet College, Carleton College, and William Tyndale College.

 A 2010 winner of the Geoffrey Gilbert Teacher Study Grant, Ms. Clemans has co-authored several publications for the National Flute Association (NFA): Selected Flute Repertoire and Studies; A Graded Guide, 2009; Selected Flute Studies: A Graded Guide of Etudes, Daily Studies, and Method Books, 2005, and Selected Flute Repertoire: A Graded Guide for Teachers and Students, 2004. She was editor and project leader for The Flutist’s Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology, Volume Two, which was published in 2012.

Ms. Clemans is a long-standing member of the National Flute Association and has served the organization as a solo performer, chamber music performer, tape judge, panelist, and presenter for several annual conventions.  She has been a member of the NFA Pedagogy Committee since 2002, and served as chair of that committee from 2013-2017. As a Past President of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association, she was on its Board of Directors from 2002 -2013. Her degrees include a B.M. in Music Education from Hartt School of Music, an equivalency degree in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University, and a M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan. Her influential teachers include Geoffrey Gilbert, Judith Bentley, Darlene Dugan, and John Wion.