Further accusations of sexual misconduct by noted flute professor

Posted on: February 9, 2018

“A world-renowned flute professor and performer faced accusations of sexually harassing students—some minors—at UC and elsewhere over two decades. And he’s still teaching, although no longer at UC,” writes Kate Murphy in Wednesday’s Cincinnati Enquirer. “The University of Cincinnati investigated complaints against then-professor Bradley Garner in October 2016 and found evidence of ‘unwanted sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature’ … and conduct that was ‘severe, persistent or pervasive,’ according to a report completed by school investigators…. Three of the nine students and a former professor made similar charges regarding Garner in interviews with The Enquirer. Two other women who studied with Garner detailed their own allegations of harassment.… In February 2017, the interim dean of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music decided Garner should be fired.… Garner, who taught at the university for 24 years, denied the accusations.… His attorney said Garner is still teaching master classes, or individual lessons in front of a group, for students around the world.” University of Cincinnati spokesman Greg Vehr said, “The faculty member in question was immediately barred from campus.… The University encourages all members of its campus community to continue to report concerns to the Title IX Office.”

Posted February 9, 2018