Flutist Mary Palchak has been teaching and performing throughout Southern California for 30 years. As co-founder and artistic director of the acclaimed California Concert Artists she has planned, presented and performed numerous chamber music concerts with Southern California’s finest musicians. Her solo CD, Flute Music by French Composers received critical acclaim in Fanfare Magazine and is a best selling classical flute CD worldwide. She teaches flute for Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College, and has taught at Chapman University and Azusa Pacific University. Her private students have won many honors, sweeping the awards at the Orange County Musical Arts annual auditions, and placing or winning in the High School and Middle School divisions of the annual Cal State University Long Beach flute competition.