Mariana Gariazzo is a Teaching Associate in Flute at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Lecturer at Texas A&M University where she also served as Director of Undergraduate Studies. Gariazzo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Music from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Music from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina. She has been a recipient of several awards and distinctions in solo and chamber music categories including Fundacion Antorchas, Juventudes Musicales, UNC Orchestra competition, and the Robert Wilson Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance at Yale. In addition, she has been awarded multiple grants for professional advancement such as the Innovative Pedagogy Grant, the Arts Enhancement Grant, and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center Co-Sponsorship Grant at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Gariazzo enjoys a growing reputation as an engaging and thought-provoking pedagogue, lecturer, and performer. She is a sought-after clinician and has served on the adjudication panels of national and international competitions including the National Flute Association, the University Interscholastic League Texas Solo and State Ensemble Competition (TSSEC), the Houston Flute Club, Peruvian Youth Flute Competition, and the ENKOR International Music Competition, as well as various local competitions in woodwind and chamber music divisions.
Her research focuses on new music by Latin American composers and she has served as a guest artist and speaker on the subject at prominent venues in Latin and North America including the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Mendoza World Flutes Festival, Lima International Flute Festival, International Low Flutes Festival, National Conservatory of Music in Peru, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas A&M University Commerce, University of North Texas College of Music, and Baylor University among others. She presents and performs regularly at the Texas Music Association Conference and the National Flute Association Convention.
Gariazzo serves as chair of the National Flute Association Cultural Outreach Committee and is a board member of the Chicago Flute Club. As an advocate for low flutes, she actively collaborates with composers in commissioning, recording and performing new music for C, alto and bass flutes. Her debut CD, Revelations, was released by MSR Classic Records in 2018.