Kelly Catlin has established herself as a versatile flutist, composer, and teacher. As an orchestral flutist, Ms. Catlin has performed under renowned conductors including Perry So, Paul Nadler, Alexander Treger, and Leonard Slatkin. 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.
As a blossoming composer in New York City, Ms. Catlin is the Music Director and Co-Producer for the original Indie Theater production, Magic the Play. This production enjoyed an April 2017 run at Dixon Place in Manhattan to rave reviews and a full audience. Magic the Play is set to run in the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row again in February 2018. Plans are underway to launch Magic into Off-Broadway venues.
A teacher as well as a performer and composer, Kelly has enjoyed teaching private flute to young artists during her tenure as a faculty member at both Virtuoso Music in Orange, California and Irvine Art and Music in Irvine, California. Ms. Catlin currently lives in New York City and teaches group flute classes through the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Program, balancing social music theory games and individual attention in the classroom to ensure each student's success. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from CSU Long Beach and is pursuing her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. She has studied with Linda Chesis, Dr. John Barcellona, Rena Urso-Trapani, Darrin Thaves, and Tomiko Hamai Tsai.