Outreach

With our music and our life journey, let us reach for the stars; and while on that journey, create a little heaven on earth.

The Flutopia Initiative

The Flutopia Initiative nonprofit organization whose motto is “Flutists inspiring musicians to change the world, one concert at a time”, is a project Cathy founded in 2012 to channel musical performances toward impacting the spirits of community members as well as assisting those with physical needs. What began as a local project has grown to national and international levels with “Play it Forward” concerts benefiting food banks, projects for the homeless, and music education, along with Flutopia runs that boast musicians along the routes and benefiting those without medical insurance. To learn more about The Flutopia Initiative please visit the Facebook page and website, below.

Catalyst for Educational and Artistic Events

While a Fulbright scholar to Peru, Cathy was part of the founding team for Lima’s Festival Internacional de Flautistas, designed to provide masterclasses and exciting performances. For 10 years the U.S. Embassy in Peru sponsored her return as International Artistic Director to firmly establish the future of the festivals. During those formative years, while touring she invited other international and Latin American flutists to participate in the festival, many of whom have created their own festivals as a result. She is always excited and pleased to learn of the activities and longevity of these events, and embraces opportunities to meet with the beautiful family of friends that has been created through them.

An International Artistic Ambassador

Since 1985 Cathy has represented the U.S.A. throughout Latin America and the Caribbean as a Fulbright Scholar and artistic ambassador for U.S. embassies; international festivals, while Guest Faculty Lecturer at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Conservatorium; and on tour as soloist, with Camerata Amistad, the Herrera-Register Duo, Australia’s Ensemble Vasse, or the Cornell University Men’s Glee Club. During her concerts and master classes she strives to create a bridge between cultures, and freely share her knowledge, musical heart, and experience.

Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and Galaxy Arts in Education Program

As a PCA Rostered Artist, Cathy has provided educational concerts and artist residencies for schools and continuing education programs for seniors in the state of Pennsylvania for over 15 years.  She provides traditional concerts and masterclasses for music and education students from elementary through university level, and shares her flutegarden, a collection of world flutes she uses to teach culture, science, history, language and math. For more information, follow the link below.

The Penn State University Arboretum and Children’s Garden

Forever enjoying engaging with children and sharing her flutegarden with families, Cathy has been featured on multiple occasions at PSU Arboretum events. She has been seen leading children in dance and song at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Children’s Garden, or serenading children and adults alike on the grounds.