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Carolyn Totaro

Carolyn TotaroDr. Carolyn Totaro is Instructor of Flute in the Belmont University School of Music. She is an active solo and chamber performer, and has performed as a guest artist in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Her solo and chamber performances have been broadcast throughout the southeast, and she has performed at numerous conferences and festivals including recitals at the National Flute Association Convention and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Totaro performs regularly with the Belmont Wind Quintet and has performed with numerous other chamber ensembles such as Duo Brilliante (flute & guitar), Belmont Organ Trio (flute, trumpet, & organ), The Adelicia Trio (flute, viola, and harp), Centaur Trio (flute, cello, and piano), and Triptych (2 flutes & piano). Her chamber recitals include diverse works, ranging from the chamber works of J.S. Bach to George Crumb's Vox Balaenae.

An active guest clinician, Dr. Totaro has presented clinics and masterclasses at high schools, universities, and the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and has served as an adjudicator for concerto competitions and MTNA performance competitions. Totaro teaches flute and coaches chamber ensembles at the Belmont University Summer Wind Symphony and the Tennessee Valley Music Festival each summer. She has performed with symphony orchestras in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.

Dr. Totaro received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas (at Austin), her Master of Music (Flute) and Master of Music (History) from the University of Akron and her Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. Totaro's primary instructors have included William Hebert (Cleveland Orchestra), Jaqueline Hofto (Interlochen Arts Academy), Peter Lloyd (London Symphony, London Virtuosi), and George Pope (Akron Symphony, Solaris Wind Quintet). She has also performed in masterclasses with such renowned player/pedagogues as Martha Aarons, Julia Bogorad, Leone Buyse, Adrianne Greenbaum, Eric Hoover, Katherine Kemler, Kate Lukas, Sandra Miller, Trygve Peterson, Robert Stallman, Jim Walker, Robert Willoughby, and Trevor Wye.