Doctorate of Musical Arts
...incisive and expressive...Palmer reveled in the display of virtuosity...clearly among the few current performers on any instrument to fully understand the nature of French Baroque music.
-New York Concert Review
Copyright 2016 Kris Palmer, DMA
Director of the Flute Program at
Dominican Sisters School of Music

Founder and Lead Artist of Black Cedar

Second Prize Winner, National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition

Carnegie Hall Recital Debut Winner, Artists International

Winner, Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition

Winner, Houston's Ruth Burr Awards

Former Member, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque

Black Cedar performs Kolosko's Spinning Dance

Black Cedar performs Shatzer's Of Emblems

Black Cedar has done a wonderful job of making the case that chamber music can involve approaches to instrumentation not usually expected.
-San Francisco Examiner
The evening concert began with Dr. Kris Palmer playing the alto flute...Dr. Palmer played to the piece’s strengths and let the audience enjoy the rich tone of the alto.
-Steven Weinmann, San Francisco Flute Festival