Internationally acclaimed flutist and winner of numerous competitions, Mary Kay Robinson has risen to prominence as a versatile musician, balancing roles as soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, teacher, coach, artistic and executive leadership in the arts. “…dazzling virtuosity…a hugely talented and exciting soloist” critics heralded of her New York solo debut, where she performed two concerti on two different instruments on the same program. She has been a featured soloist at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Southern Tier Symphony (NY), the Akron Symphony, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the New Hampshire Music Festival and guest artist with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Portland, Vermont, Detroit, Kansas City, Rhode Island, Cleveland and Boston. As a chamber musician, she founded the award-winning Panorámicos, mixed flex ensemble with voice, has performed with musicians from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Music from Angel Fire, ChamberFest Cleveland, the Amici and Dog Cove Quartets.


  • BM- University of Akron
  • MM- Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Certifications:
    • Banff Centre for the Arts, Artist Residency, Music in the 21st Century 
    • University of Pennsylvania/National Arts Strategies: Executive Program in Arts & Culture Leadership/Strategy and Positioning 
    • Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Executive Leadership

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Chamber Music Faculty, JMP
    • Applied Flute/Piccolo, JMP
  • Case Western Reserve University
    • Director, Case Chamber Music
  • Ithaca College
    • Applied Flute/Piccolo
    • Chamber Music
  • University of Akron
    • Applied Piccolo