Adjunct Instructor of Flute
Mary Richards received a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
and a Bachelor of Flute Performance from Brigham Young University. Her teachers include Jean Larson Garver,
Susan Goodfellow, and Brooks de-Wetter Smith.
A soloist and chamber musician, she has served as principal flute and soloist with the Utah Valley Symphony,
Westminster Chamber Orchestra, and University of North Carolina Symphony and also appeared as soloist with
the Utah Symphony Orchestra on it’s Salute to Youth Program.
She is a former member of the award winning woodwind quintet Nouvea and presently plays in the duo Amaryllys
with harpist Lysa Rytting. They have recorded the CD Lullaby on the Sanctus label. Together they have appeared
in concert at the Springville Museum of Art, BYU Museum of Art, opening gala of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics,
and the inauguration of Lyon and Healy West. Mary Richards has appeared as a guest artist at Snow College,
Southern Utah University, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. She is currently a member of the
Utah Valley University faculty woodwind quartet.
Mary and Ryan Richards are the parents of six children, all accomplished musicians. Individually and as a family
they have performed widely throughout Utah and also in Minnesota, North Carolina, France, and Ireland.