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Caity Massoud is an accomplished prize-winning flutist, noted for her “luscious, sparkly and cantando voice rich with harmonic overtones,” and most recently received the audience favorite prize and third place in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition. Caity also won runner-up in the Moores School of Music Concerto Competition and was a finalist in the Mid-Texas Symphony Young Artist Competition.
In addition to concert engagements as a featured soloist, Caity has performed as an orchestral musician under the baton of Rossen Milanov, Carl St. Clair, Lavard Skou-Larsen, Daniel Hege, Josep Caballé-Domenech, and Brett Mitchell. She currently holds the Fourth Flute/Second Piccolo chair with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and is Third Flute/Piccolo with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Caity also frequently plays chamber music across the United States and abroad and was featured with the contemporary chamber group AURA on KUHA 91.7 Classical NPR program, “The Front Row.” Caity is also interested in performing a breadth of styles and has collaborated as both section member and soloist in concerts with the Frontier Jazz Orchestra and Moores Jazz Orchestra.
Caity has participated in summer festivals and institutes including the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in British Columbia, ARIA International Summer Academy for chamber music, and Summer for Music and Dance in Florence, Italy.
Since completing her Bachelor of Music from Temple University with Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal flutist David Cramer and a Master’s in Music from New York University with Keith Underwood, Caity has gone on to pursue her DMA at the University of Houston. There, she studied with Houston Symphony Principal Flutist, Aralee Dorough, and conducted research on her dissertation topic, “French Women Perpetuating the French Tradition: Paris Conservatory Flute Contest Pieces by Women Composers.” A condensed version of Caity's dissertation was published in the December 2015 issue of Flute Talk Magazine.
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