Holly Clemans


Holly Clemans teaches at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI and is the founder and director of the Concordia Flute Camp. She is a private flute teacher in Canton, and has been active as a soloist, orchestral musician, and clinician for many years. She currently performs with Flute Fusion & the Mosaic Chamber Ensemble; and has been a member of the Plymouth, MI and Arlington, VA Symphonies; the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and Composers’ Forum; and chamber ensembles in Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis/St. Paul. She soloed with the Concordia University Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in 2016. Former faculty positions include 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) and was editor for The Flutist’s Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology, Volume Two, 2012. She served on the NFA Pedagogy Committee for 16 years, and was chair of that committee from 2013-2017. As a long-standing member of the NFA, she has served the organization as a solo performer, chamber music performer, tape judge, panelist, and presenter for several annual conventions.

Ms. Clemans has presented seminars on teaching at Wayne State, WMU, CMU and at the 2019 Michigan Music conference. As 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.