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Carmen Marulanda

Colombian composer and flautist Carmen Marulanda (b. Bogota, Colombia) was already familiar with the musical roots of her native country at a very young age. Her artistic and professional life expresses the deep influence of these rich traditions. As a child she learned the Colombian repertoire, playing flute with the school band; later she entered the State band, went to festivals throughout the country, founded her own ensemble, composed original music and won several important prizes.


After earning her degree in Music Education at the Pedagogical University of Colombia in 2001, Carmen taught music, conducted children’s ensembles and flute in the most demanding neighborhoods during the rural migrations in Colombia. She was appointed flute teacher at the Luis A. Calvo institute, an important academy in her native city, and was awarded the coveted Mono Nuñez award for best Colombian chamber music ensemble for her work as a composer, arranger and director, in 2003 with her chamber quintet Camaradería.

Carmen has had reviews of her methodical works at PAN, the Journal of the British Flute Society, Flutist Quarterly, the Aibú (Venezuela) and Todo Flauta (Spain) Magazines, she has been invited as a Guest artist and workshop Lecturer-performer at numerous Flute Conventions, including the International Low Flutes Festival, Mid Atlantic Flute Convention, the Firs Flute Convention in Canada with her "Duo Clave" ensemble (Flute+Tiple), the Toronto Latin American Flute Festival, the Berklee Flute Association (Boston), the Longy Conservatory, the New York flute festival, the Philadelphia Flute day, the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, The Dr. Cate's Summer Camp in Montgomery IL and the Flootfire Summer Camp in Lexington MA, to present her Books.

Carmen is based in the Boston area and among her compositional work, teaches private students. She earned her MD in Music therapy and is part of the Commercial Members Committee of the National Flute Association. 

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