About Maria R. Mucaria
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. She can be found jamming with the Fiddler's Tour and playing with the Hudson-Mohawk Recorder Society and also performed with the Capital Region Wind Ensemble. 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 and has been a member of several music performance and music education organizations including: ΣAI, the American Federation of Musicians, the National Flute Association, the Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD) among many others.
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