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About Maria R. Mucaria

Maria Mucaria
Maria R. Mucaria
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Latham, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Flute, Piccolo
Education: BM Music Education concentration in Special Education - SUNY Potsdam, The Crane School of Music; MA Music History and Literature with an emphasis in Piccolo and Flute Performance - Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus
Performance Experience: She was a featured soloist with several ensembles performing on flute, piccolo, fife and Irish tin whistle. She performed in honors ensembles as a piccolo player, was featured on a film soundtrack and created multilayered videos during the pandemic for her social media pages. She plays piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, recorders, fife, Irish tin whistle, bodhrán, and sings. She performed throughout the United States (including Carnegie Hall), Canada, Italy, England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Teaching Experience: Ms. Mucaria teaches at the Latham Music and Arts where she gives private instrumental lessons to students of all ages and abilities. In her past, she taught music in New York and in the Shetland Islands of Scotland in the United Kingdom. As a clinician, she led workshops and masterclasses for flute, piccolo, flute ensembles and conducted flute and woodwind sectionals for many ensembles over the years.
Teaching Philosophy: Music is an art connected to the mind and soul. I want to help my students find that connection to allow them to become their inner musician and find enjoyment in what they do in music. I want my students to learn music reading skills, effective, efficient and healthy practice techniques, good body mechanics and a desire to want to gain the next level of performing.

Get to know Maria R. Mucaria

Maria R. Mucaria earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a Special Education concentration at the Crane School of Music of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Potsdam College. She completed her Master of Arts at Long Island University’s C. W. Post Campus in Music History and Literature with an emphasis in Piccolo and Flute Performance.


Ms. Mucaria was a featured soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra (on piccolo), Farmingdale Village Pops Band (on piccolo and fife), Cortland Old Timers Band (on Irish tin whistle) and Cortland College-Community Orchestra (on flute).


As a Piccolo Player, she placed in the C. W. Post Concerto Competition and was invited to be a co-principal on piccolo in the Small College Intercollegiate National Honors Band where she co-represented New York State. She recently performed on piccolo, flute, alto flute and bass flute for the soundtrack to the film “Surpassing Sight” and for a couple of videos she arranged and recorded for her social media over the pandemic.


As a freelance musician, Ms. Mucaria currently performs with the UAlbany Symphony Orchestra, SUNY Schenectady County Community College Wind Ensemble, Capital Area Flute Ensemble, and the Fyfes and Drumms of Olde Saratoga Fife and Drum Corp. Most often, she plays piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, recorders, fife, Irish tin whistle, bodhrán, and sings.


Ms. Mucaria was honored to perform on such renowned stages such as Tilles Center and Carnegie Hall. Throughout her musical career, she performed in a variety of ensembles and styles including Folk (American, Celtic, Italian, etc.),Medieval, Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, through to Modern, light standards and rock plus many more. She performed throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, England, Scotland, and Ireland.


Currently, Ms. Mucaria teaches at the Latham Music and Arts where she gives private instrumental lessons to students of all ages and abilities. In her past, she taught music in New York and in the Shetland Islands of Scotland in the United Kingdom. As a clinician, she led workshops and masterclasses for flute, piccolo, flute ensembles and conducted flute and woodwind sectionals for many ensembles over the years.


Ms. Mucaria is a member of ΣAI, the American Federation of Musicians and the Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD).

Maria R. Mucaria teaches at:
579 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham, NY 12110
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