Kathie Stewart, called “stellar” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is a founding member and principal flutist of Apollo’s Fire: the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. She is curator of harpsichords at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she previously taught baroque flute. Also an accomplished performer on Irish and folk flutes, she is an enthusiastic educator and advocate of the baroque flute as a mainstream instrument.


  • BM, West Virginia University (with Joyce Catalfano)
  • MM, Manhattan School of Music (with Thomas Nyfenger)
  • Doctoral coursework, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (with George Hambrecht)
  • Additional studies in baroque flute and recorder, Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory (with Christopher Krueger)

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Seattle Baroque Flute Workshop
Assistant Director