Karen McLaughlin Large is associate professor of flute at Kansas State University and teaches flute lessons, flute techniques, flute ensemble, and Introduction to Film Music. She earned her Doctor of Music, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as graduate certificates in Music Theory Pedagogy and College Teaching from Florida State University. She studied with Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, and Joshua Carter.
Dr. Large is an active solo and chamber musician. She has given many performances and presentations at national and international flute conventions. She is a founding member of Traverso Colore: Baroque Ensemble as well as Tornado Alley Flutes. Dr. Large also is a member of the Topeka Symphony and the Konza Winds, the K-State Faculty Wind Quintet.
Dr. Large is the creator of the Virtual Flute Choir. Some of her other research interests include affective (emotional) responses to music, the relationship between music theory and performance, Baroque flute performance practice, and Romantic transcriptions for flute.