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Biography



Margaret Claudin, flutist, began her musical studies with piano lessons from her father, renowned organist and sacred composer, David N. Johnson. Her flute teachers include the late New York Philharmonic principal Julius Baker, English flute soloist William Bennett, David Shostac of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and David Cramer of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition, Ms. Claudin studied the baroque flute with Sandra Miller, and has participated in numerous master classes, including those of Stephen Preston, celebrated English baroque flutist.

Ms. Claudin holds the Professional Studies Diploma from Temple University, the Master of Music degree from Wichita State University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Colorado, all in flute performance, with a minor in piano performance. Margaret has made frequent solo and chamber music appearances throughout the United States and Europe. Her repertoire covers a wide musical spectrum, ranging from baroque sonatas, to premiering contemporary compositions.

Since 1999, Ms. Claudin has served as a chamber music coach and flute instructor at Cairn University. She maintains a private studio in Philadelphia and is the flute choir director for the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. She is on the board of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia and serves as an adjudicator in the Philadelphia area. Margaret is a member of the Cairn University faculty woodwind quintet, Penta Voce, and has played with the Southampton Chamber Music Society.



Julius Baker teaches Margaret Claudin
Julius Baker was my teacher
and life-long mentor.



The Late Samuel Hsu, piano, with Margaret Claudin
Samuel Hsu accompanied me on piano
for years and was a true friend.
It was a joy to accompany her in her lessons with Julius Baker. I always waited for Mr. Baker to exclaim: “You have my sound!” And I was never disappointed. Mr. Baker loved her playing.

(the late) Samuel Hsu, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Music
Cairn University



Collaborating with Margaret Claudin is always a pleasure. She is a consummate artist and a wonderfully intuitive musician.

Paul S. Jones, D.M.
Organist and Music Director
Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia


As Margaret's colleague, I'm regularly privileged to experience her stellar musicianship, professionalism, and grace. Her gorgeous sound is praised by students and audiences alike. She ever garners respect, and I consider it an honor to know her and make music with her.


Joseph Caminiti
Chair, Instrumental Studies
Cairn University