Flute & Piccolo Faculty

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mary Kay robinson

Internationally acclaimed flutist, Mary Kay Robinson, has risen to national prominence as a versatile musician, balancing roles as soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, teacher and coach.

Currently on the faculties of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music where she teaches Chamber Music, Flute and Piccolo, she is in great demand as a teacher, with students having won positions in the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Oregon Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Ft. Wayne Philharmonic. Her students include many competition winners and highly distinguished performers. She has taught all levels of flute privately, including beginning levels. She also has extensive experience performing and teaching piccolo.

She is a frequent guest artist and has toured with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony among others. She is the Principal Flute for the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Playhouse Square Orchestra, and plays with other orchestras including the Blossom Festival Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the Akron Symphony.

As a soloist she has performed around the world, being heralded by critics following her New York debut, “….a dazzling virtuosity...a hugely talented and exciting soloist.” She has been a featured soloist with the Southern Tier Symphony (NY), Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall, the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. She is the founding member of the award winning mixed chamber ensemble, Panorámicos, whose debut CD was hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “Top Pick of North America”.

Mary Kay holds a Master’s degree in flute from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor’s in flute from the University of Akron.