Carolyn Brown, Principal Flute of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and recently retired Professor of Flute at the University of Central Arkansas, began her musical education as a young girl, studying piano with her mother and flute with her father. She continued her education at Wartburg College, UMKC, KU, and received her doctorate in Flute Performance and Literature from The Eastman School of Music in New York where she studied with Bonita Boyd. During her residency at Eastman, she was the only woodwind candidate to be unanimously nominated by the Eastman faculty for the prestigious Performer’s Certificate.
Carolyn has been the top prize winner in a number of competitions, including the Myrna Brown Artist Competition and she has been a featured soloist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra several times. Carolyn performs frequently as a soloist throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has performed at numerous National Flute Association conventions. Her international travels have taken her to Asia and South America where she performed recitals and taught masterclasses.
When she is not performing or teaching, she spends her time waiting on her three sweet cats Ronnie, Siri, and Rosey. She loves being outdoors, enjoys hiking, and is an avid tennis fan.