Hey There - I'm Caroline!
I am a Cincinnati, Ohio based flute performer and educator. I believe in teaching and performing to be a whole musician. A whole musician is one who not only studies the music on the page, but also has a foundation of music theory, history, mental coaching, and problem solving. A truly successful musician has a firm understanding of these tools to enhance their performance skills.
Students in my flute studio benefit from this well-rounded philosophy and transform into confident musicians. These valuable life lessons can be translated into other areas of their lives and aid them into becoming successful people.
Master of Music Degree, Flute Performance - University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music Degree, Flute Performance - University of South Carolina
Caroline Fitzpatric enjoys the thrilling life of a freelance musician in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. The Fitz Flute Studio keeps Caroline busy with over 30 flute students in the Cincinnati area studying with her. Students in the studio consistently participate in Ohio and Kentucky Honor Bands, Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, OMEA Solo and Ensemble, Flute Competitions and studio performances. When she isn't teaching, Caroline is performing with the Concert Nova concert series, hosting solo flute recitals, and playing for private events.
As a flute instructor, Caroline is extremely active in the music education community in the Cincinnati area. She has been the woodwind instructor for Lakota East High School and Sycamore High School Marching Bands and has also been invited as a guest clinician at Loveland High School, Madeira High School, Kings High School, E.H. Greene, Three Rivers Middle and High School and Lakota West High School. Caroline instructs students from the surrounding public and private schools as well as adult students that just want to learn.
Caroline recently received a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music where she performed principal positions in the CCM Philharmonia, Wind Orchestra, and Chamber Players. Caroline was accepted invitations to study and perform at the National Music Festival, Aria International Summer Academy, Panoramic Flutist Master Class, Marina Piccinini International Flute Master Class, and Saarburg Music Festival in Germany. Caroline was prizewinner of the Flute Society of Kentucky Collegiate Soloist Competition, Mid-South Flute Society College Master Class Competition, Carolina Flute Guild Master Class Competition, and the South Carolina Flute Society Fall Master Class Competition. Caroline was also a runner up for the Flute Society of Ohio Young Artist Competition.
Caroline earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of South Carolina where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her research on Jacques Ibert’s Solo Piece for Flute was published in the Fall 2013 edition of the Caravel Undergraduate Research Journal. From 2012-2014, Caroline was the Artistic Director of Project Design, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for the maintenance and beautification of the music building at the University of South Carolina.
When she’s not performing or teaching, Caroline enjoys hiking in her hometown of Asheville, North Carolina and knitting with an enormous cup of coffee. She also loves her jazz trumpet playing husband, Erin Fitzpatric and their three cats, Finn, Rey, and Boo.