Michelle Barraclough

Michelle Barraclough

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Flute

Email: barraclo@lvc.edu

Phone: 717-867-6914

Office Location: Blair 214

Website: https://michelle8va.weebly.com/

B.F.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.M., Catholic University

Flute instruction, literature, and pedagogy. Musical styles taught: Baroque through modern music

Research & Practice Areas:
Any topic related to the flute, piccolo. Other interests include student mentoring and navigating the college audition process.

I teach and perform regularly in Central PA. As a founding member of The Keystone Wind Ensemble, I recorded eight albums of important symphonic band repertoire. I encourage students to perform with confidence, try new things, and explore works by underrepresented composers. My newest project is creating flute duet versions of standard repertoire.

  • Exceptional Adjunct Professor Award, 2022


Playing All the Notes: Flute Music by Underrepresented Composers. The Babel Flute. December 2022.
*written with LVC students Grace Young, Carmela Steyaert, and Josh Lyon

Welcome to the Big Pond: some advice for first-year college students. The Babel Flute. September 2022.

Flute Tools in the Age of COVID-19: Examining Practicality. The Flute Examiner. December 2020.
*written with LVC students MacKenzie Kyzer and Alydia Marangoni


Performance Work

  • Faculty Recitals
  • The Silverwood Trio
  • Musical Theater and Opera productions



Along with Prof. Michelle Barraclough, students Joshua Lyon ’23, Carmela Steyaert ’23, and Grace Young ’24 collaborated to create a presentation on underrepresented composers. Their work included research and video recording pieces. The finished article, Playing All the Notes: Flute Music by Underrepresented Composers, was published in the December 2022 edition of The Babel Flute, an online flute magazine that can be translated into 100 languages and reaches readers in 206 countries.

  • Flute instruction, flute literature, and pedagogy courses, director of flute ensemble
  • Experience Music
  • Music and Composing the American Persona