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Irene Claude

Title:Adjunct Faculty
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department: Music


Irene Claude is the adjunct flute instructor and flute choir director at Saint Xavier University. She also teaches at Music House, St. Giles School, South Suburban College, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, and at her flute studio in Hyde Park.

Irene was a member of the Lake Forest Symphony from 1998-2020, and currently plays as a substitute musician with the New Philharmonic, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and with other regional orchestras and opera companies. She performs on the Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Recital Series, Saint Xavier University Faculty Recitals and South Suburban College Lecture Recital Series. She is also a Music Together teacher for Marsha's Music.

Irene has a Master of Music degree from DePaul University and a Bachelor in Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has completed Suzuki pedagogy studies, and additional training in Dalcroze, Music Together, Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk. She is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Chicago Flute Club, Music Teachers of Hyde Park, Music Teachers National Association, National Flute Association and Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Photo credit belongs to Erielle Bakkum.

Classes Taught

  • Applied Flute
  • Flute Choir