As a versatile musician, flutist Catherine Flinchum has been able to create music through her instrument and with her pen. In 2011, Ms. Flinchum completed a three-concert tour in China with the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra, performing at the Beijing Conservatory, Jiao Tong University, and Xi’an Concert Hall. Other tours include the 2011 Collegiate Symphony tour with the band KANSAS.
As an active member and principal performer in symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, opera, and chamber groups in the Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO areas, Ms. Flinchum has performed with groups for Kennesaw State University, the Lamont School of Music and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. In October 2013, she was selected as a concerto competition finalist at KSU School of Music performing, Hue Fantasie. She was later selected as a Solo Honors Competition Finalist at the Lamont School of Music performing Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto in January of 2016.
Ms. Flinchum enjoys performing new works as she premiered Beautiful and Psalm 139 – Denn du hast meine Nieren bereitet by composer, Julie Mitchell in April 2014. On the side, Ms. Flinchum composes works of her own while collaborating with other musicians to present classical, natural and contemporary styles in music. In April 2014, she debuted, A Sparrow’s Rain Song, written for flute, cello, and marimba at the KSU Student Composition Recital with positive reviews.
Beginning her studies at the age of 9, Ms. Flinchum completed her Bachelors in Music Performance at Kennesaw State University in 2014 under Christina Smith, Principal Flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Other teachers include, Cecilia Piehl Price and Anna Hobgood. Currently, Ms. Flinchum is completing her masters in the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver where she is studying under Julie Thornton of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Flinchum’s instrumental performances are on flute, piccolo and alto flute.