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), 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 15 students.
Beginning in 2013, Cara began performing at local nursing homes in the Greater Pittsburgh Area on the side. This year, she performs at 20-30 nursing homes per month. She also performs at St. Matthews' Church regularly, where she plays both religious and classical music. Cara plays the flute in the Penn Trafford Community Band, which rehearses weekly and performs at Community Fairs, Amusement Parks, and nursing homes. Cara performs at Christmastime at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland, PA. She also freelances as a Wedding, Funeral, and Corporate/Special Events Musician.
Cara currently plays the piano for Cornerstone Television's Jubilee Band. She plays for their semi-annual telethon, Friday morning music concert productions, and is featured on their Christmas CD.
Click here to listen to Jubilee Band performing "Happy Day" Live on RealTime Telethon 2017 9/12/17.
Cara can play all genres of music, but her specialties are Classical, Oldies, and Classic Rock.
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).
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow