Caroline Pittman, Flute
Caroline Pittman received her music degrees from Stetson University and The Manhattan School of Music. Her principal teachers were Parker Taylor, Geoffrey Gilbert, Charlie DeLaney, Harold Bennett, Thomas Nyfenger and Harvey Sollberger.
She is principal flute with The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, was a founding member of the CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble with whom she performed for 26 years. She performs with the Salt Creek Ballet and the DaCorneto Opera company and has played with the CSO, Grant Park, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Elgin, Northwest Indiana Orchestras and others.
Caroline's recordings include Peter and the Wolf, Bugs Bunny on Broadway (Warner Bros.) and works by J.M. Mitchell on Southport label and Opus One and the music of Patricia Morehead on Navona Records. She composed and received a gold medal for the music for the Sand Animation "Narcissus and Echo" and also composed for Fairy Tales for Encyclopedia Britannica. She has done extensive studio recording and chamber music, taught at the Conservatorio Ollin Yolitzli in Mexico City, American Conservatory in Chicago, Valdosta State College and currently at The Musical Offering in Evanston.
Before moving to the Chicago area, she was principal flutist with the Opera and Ballet Orchestra of Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the Mexico Philharmonic.