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BIOGRAPHY


Born into a musical family, Maria fell in love with the sound of the flute. With passion, she searched and collected flutes from all around the world for all the voices of the flute. She now has over 100. Their individual voices became her passport and connection to the soul of many cultures.

Preparing for a career in classical music, Maria entered college as a music scholarship student and was in the master classes of Jean Pierre Rampal and James Galway. Bitten by the jazz bug, she later studied with jazz flutist James Newton. Maria’s travels and personal explorations into various cultural and spiritual traditions moved her to expand her musical direction to include her work as a composer, sound healer and workshop leader. Her experiences with indigenous peoples inspired her to further develop her abilities in the performance and recording of world music as well as music specifically created for healing the mind, body and spirit.

Maria is a recipient of three California Arts Council grants as Artist in Residence, 2000 to 2003. In 2002, she was also one of 24 California artists awarded a grant from the State of California to teach energy education through the arts. Maria was able to incorporate much of what is of great importance to her including, music, musical composition, singing, dancing, writing, and Native American culture.

Musical performance has brought Maria around the globe to concerts, international conferences, universities, museums, retreats, and hospitals. Her unique blend of ethnic flute textures and compositions has contributed to several multi-media projects. Maria has provided an eclectic mix of classical jazz and contemporary world and new age music using flutes from her 100-piece international collection in solo and ensemble performances including: Concerts, Conventions, Conferences, Musicals and Plays, Retreats, Workshops, School Assemblies Festivals, Yoga and Dance events and Specialty Cruises. Her clients range from medical practitioners to teachers, to executives and celebrities.

Maria has composed CDs for specific events she has been asked to perform for. “A Time for Peace” contains selections released under “The Breath of Yoga,” a CD originally composed for the Yoga Journal’s 2003 Caribbean Cruise. “The 5 Minute Hour” was originally composed for 25,000 members of the California Association of Marriage, and Family Therapists 2003 annual conference. Both CDs have been released along with two other recordings through Maria’s company, Flutes of the World. She has also composed several commissioned works, including a CD for the World Presidents Organization. Maria has been a featured performer in the workshops of many renowned authors.

      
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