Kelly Catlin has established herself as a creative flutist, composer, and teacher with an entrepreneurial mind. Ms. Catlin is the composer and Co-Producer for the original NYC Indie Theater production, Magic the Play. In February 2018, Magic the Play sold out all performances during its run in the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row. Kelly is also the Founder and songwriter/composer for the new indie orchestra, Millennium: The 21st Century Concert. This multimedia pop orchestra merges orchestral and pop genres, performing live original works with accompanying animation projections.
As an orchestral flutist, Ms. Catlin has performed under renowned conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Perry So, Paul Nadler, and Alexander Treger. Most recently, Ms. Catlin performed with the New York City Master Chorale and in the US premier of composer Vasco Mendonça’s opera, The House Taken Over. In the past, Kelly has played with the American Youth Symphony and the Young Artists’ Orchestra of Los Angeles, two of Southern California’s most competitive orchestras for up-and-coming musicians.
In addition to her ensemble work, Ms. Catlin has appeared as soloist numerous times. As winner of the California State University Long Beach Concerto Competition, she performed Franz Doppler’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Flutes and Orchestra with duet partner, Elizabeth LaCoste, accompanied by the CSULB Symphony Orchestra. Recognized for her musical talents as a soloist and as a scholar, Kelly Catlin has been the recipient of multiple competitive scholarships including the Martin Figoten Scholarship for the Arts, the Richard and Joanna Baker Scholarship for the Arts, and the New York Alumni Club Scholarship.
A teacher as well as a performer and composer, Ms. Catlin teaches studio flute lessons through the UGA Community Music School. In the past, she enjoyed teaching studio flute lessons as a faculty member at both Virtuoso Music in Orange, California and Irvine Art and Music. In New York City, she taught group flute classes through the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Program in addition to maintaining an active studio teaching studio.
Kelly holds an MM in Flute Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a BM in Flute Performance from CSU Long Beach. She’s currently pursuing her DMA in Flute Performance with a minor in Composition at the University of Georgia. As an Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) Graduate Assistant at the University of Georgia, Kelly works to further interdisciplinary arts research at the university level. She has studied with Angela Jones-Reus, Linda Chesis, Dr. John Barcellona, Rena Urso-Trapani, Darrin Thaves, and Tomiko Hamai Tsai.