Inspiring sounds of wind and resilience...
Mariana Gariazzo is an Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University and a specialist in Distance Education and instructional designer for transformational teaching and learning. Gariazzo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas (2005) at Austin, a Master of Music from Yale University (2001), and a Bachelor of Music from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina. She has been a recipient of several awards and distinctions in solo and chamber music categories including Fundacion Antorchas, Juventudes Musicales, UNC Orchestra competition, and the Robert Wilson Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance at Yale. In addition, she has been awarded multiple grants in the scholarship of teaching such as the Innovative Pedagogy Grant, the Arts Enhancement Grant, and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center Co-Sponsorship Grant, the Academic Innovation Grant, the High Impact Innovation Practices Grant, and the Advancing Climate Together Grant at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Gariazzo enjoys a growing reputation as an engaging and thought-provoking pedagogue, lecturer, and performer. She is a sought-after clinician and has served on the adjudication panels of national and international competitions including the National Flute Association, the University Interscholastic League Texas Solo and State Ensemble Competition (TSSEC), the Houston Flute Club, Peruvian Youth Flute Competition, the International Low Flutes Festival alto competition, the ENKOR International Music Competition, as well as various local competitions in woodwind and chamber music divisions.
Her research focuses on new music by Latin American composers and she has served as a guest artist and speaker on the subject at prominent venues and conferences in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America. In solo and orchestral settings, she has performed in South America, Europe and the United States with such ensembles as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Ridge Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra at Yale, New Music New Haven, Neither Music, the National Youth Orchestra of Peru, the Academic Orchestra at Colon Theater, the National University of Cuyo Symphony, and the National Orchestra of Argentina. She has been invited to present and perform at the Texas Music Association Conference, the Puerto Rico Flute Symposium, World Flutes Festival (Argentina), International Flute Festival of Lima (Peru), International Low Flutes Festival (USA, Japan) and multiple times at the National Flute Association Convention in Albuquerque, Charlotte, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Chicago, Washington DC, San Diego, Minneapolis, Orlando, Salt Lake City, and Dallas.
Gariazzo serves as President of the Chicago Flute Club and chairs the National Flute Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Current performance projects consist of presenting her new CD at national and international venues and inspiring generations of flutists to optimize performance through nutrition. As an advocate for low flutes, she actively collaborates with composers in commissioning, recording and performing new music for C, alto and bass flutes. Her debut CD, Revelations, will be released by MSR Classic Records in 2021.