Mary C. Willihnganz has been teaching flute and coaching both piano-based and woodwind ensembles for many years at Settlement. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance with a minor in Music Education from Marywood College, an A.M. in Musicology from Brown University and a Certificate from the Conservatoire Americain in Fontainebleau, France, where she studied flute with Rene LeRoy and Pierre Paubon. After Fontainebleau, she moved to Paris where she studied flute with Christian Larde and spent three years as a private student of Nadia Boulanger. Her American flute teachers have been John Krell and Murray Panitz in Philadelphia and James Pappoutsakis in Boston. She has taught on the faculty of College Misericordia in Dallas, PA, and has operated a private studio in Ann Arbor, MI, where she taught piano and flute. She is active as a freelance player in the greater Philadelphia area. She and her husband, Walter D. Willihnganz, M.D., live in Central Bucks County, where they are active members of the County Theatre and from which they make regular trips to the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
Education: Marywood College, BM Flute Performance; Brown University, AM Musicology