Flutist “Kate” Flum "wins the heart of her audience" (VisionTimes, China) with appearances hailed as “breathtaking” (PBS), “performed with just the right light touch” (Chicago Classical Review), and “poignant” (Chicago Tribune). Praised for her beautiful tone and musicality, she performs with the nation’s top musicians and ensembles at venues such as New York’s Spectrum Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Civic Opera House, Pritzker Pavillion at Millennium Park, Harris Theater, Preston Bradley Hall at the Cultural Center, Constellation, and Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Kate is heard performing in recordings from Chicago Recording Company Studios, 98.7 WFMT-Chicago, Excelcia Music Publishing, Carl Fischer Music, and GIA WindWorks. She was a finalist for the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, and is featured as soloist in Jens Jensen: The Living Green, the internationally lauded and highly awarded PBS documentary. Kate performed as Principal Flute with the Chicago Opera Theater in the world premiere of The Invention of Morel, by Stewart Copeland, founder and drummer of The Police, and the midwest premiere of The Perfect American, by Philip Glass.
Prior to beginning doctoral studies, Kate was a faculty member at DePaul University School of Music, where she was the Coordinator of Woodwinds, and directed the Woodwind and Brass Chamber Music Program and the Orchestral Repertoire for Woodwinds curriculum. Appointed by the Dean of the School of Music, Kate regularly served on curriculum planning committees at the college and university levels. She is currently completing the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of North Texas, where she serves as Graduate Coordinator in the Wind Studies and Conducting Division under Eugene Migliaro Corporon, as a student of Mary Karen Clardy.