Cara graduated in 2011 from Grove City College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, concentration in Flute. During her college years, she performed in many student recitals (the capstone being her Senior Recital, see below for Recital Repertoire), Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Flute Quartet, and Symphonic Band. After graduating, Cara began teaching private flute and piano lessons, which she currently teaches and averages 20 students.
Beginning in 2013, Cara began performing at local nursing homes in the Greater Pittsburgh Area . Now, she performs at 25-30 skilled nursing, assisted living, dementia care, and independent living facilities per month. Check out her Services Page to learn more about her performances at nursing homes.
She also freelances as a Wedding, Funeral, and Corporate/Special Events Musician and has played for events such as Art Shows, Anniversary Dinners, and Holiday Gatherings.
Cara is also a substitute flute player for the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra.
She auditioned in August 2017 with Walter Morales (Director) and was accepted for the 2018-19 Season.
Click here to learn more about the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017, Cara played the piano and flute for Cornerstone Television Network' s Jubilee Worship Band for their Live Telethon Week and their Christmas Special.
Click here to listen to Jubilee Band performing "Happy Day" Live on RealTime Telethon 2017 9/12/17.
Cara is a member of the Pittsburgh Musicians' Union (Local 60-471) and The National Flute Association.
She also holds ACT 33 & 34 Clearances (Child Abuse & Criminal History Record).
These are Cara's College Senior Recital Pieces she performed at Grove City College in March 2011:
- Andante and Rondo, Op. 25, Franz Doppler
- Canzone, Samuel Barber
-Duettino Hongrois, Op. 36, Franz Doppler
- Duo for Flute and Piano, III. Lively, Aaron Copland
- Entr’acte, Jacques Ibert
- Flower Duet from Lakme, Leo Delibes
- Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285, Adagio and Allegro, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
-Piece en forme de habanera, Maurice Ravel
- Sonata for Flute and Piano, Cantilena and Allegro Malinconico, Francis Poulenc
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow