Mary Kay Fink joined The Cleveland Orchestra as piccoloist in 1990 and has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra on numerous occasions. She is also active as a chamber musician, soloist and educator, giving flute and piccolo master classes at colleges and universities throughout the United States. In 1986, Ms. Fink won first prize in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She is currently on the board of the National Flute Association. Ms. Fink has studied the baroque flute and Chinese bamboo flute, and she plays a Powell piccolo and flute.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BM, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
  • MM, The Juilliard School
  • Teachers include Robert Willoughby, Paula Robison, Julius Baker, Robert Cole, Keith Underwood, Sandra Miller (baroque traverso) and Robert Dick (avant-garde flutist/composer)

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • 1990–present
  • Additional faculty experience:
    • Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Allegheny Summer Music Festival in Pennsylvania