Margaret Donaghue Flavin

Clarinetist Margaret Donaghue Flavin is associate professor of instrumental performance and program director of Woodwinds at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She has performed in some of the worlds’ major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, La Scala, and for the Maggio Musicale in Florence. She has appeared at international conferences in Oslo, Norway, Manchester, England, Chicago, and New Orleans, among others and is a popular clinician and adjudicator. Chamber music recitals include Honolulu, Grand Cayman, London, and Paris, as well as venues across Europe and Japan.

Margaret Donaghue Flavin has appeared as soloist with the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, (China), as well as the Russe State Philharmonic (Bulgaria). She gives master classes and recitals across the United States and performs with her trio, Miami Chamber Ensemble and newly formed ensembles, Pulse Chamber Music and MiamiClarinet.

Donaghue recently served a three-year term as a member of the Fulbright National Screening Committee. She received a B.M. from the University of New Hampshire, M.M. from the University of Michigan, and D.M.A. from the University of Illinois. Donaghue was previously on the faculties of Central Michigan University and the University of Connecticut. She can be heard on Centaur, Albany, and Altarus labels.


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“Margaret Donaghue’s clarinet strikes just the right balance at the outset…Donaghue is again a delight to hear, neither too bold nor too reticent…Her sound is pure and steady. When necessary it is as melancholy as a fading rose.” —American Record Guide