Mimi Harding

Flute, 2017

Mimi’s musical pursuits include performing, collaborating, learning, and teaching. She is particularly interested in creating musical experiences for those who fear differences, allowing them to discover pleasure or beauty in something new in order to invoke understanding and openness. She is currently pursuing a classical music performance degree, but also regularly immerses herself in research and collaborative projects. Mimi has presented her Magellan Scholar award winning ‘Tango and Argentine Politics’ research at two College Music Society conferences and is currently on the Membership Committee for the society. She is also on the planning committee for the Bongotsov 2017 festival at USC whose goal is to bring Bengali music and culture to her university in an all day, interactive music festival.

Mimi is an accomplished flute player having studied under Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley at the University of South Carolina. She won 1st place in the Flute Society of Kentucky’s collegiate artist competition in 2017. Previously, she won 1st place in both the Junior and Senior artist competitions of the South Carolina Flute Society. Mimi has participated in numerous summer music festivals including Fresh Inc. with 5th House Ensemble, Decoda Chamber Music institute, and the Philadelphia International Music Festival where she won 2nd place in the festivals concerto competition in 2016. She is also USC’s Presser Awardee of 2017.

Richard Arndorfer – A Bit Less Liquid
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, saxophone

Paul Hwang – in praise of doubt and uselessness
for 3 flutes