Faculty & Staff
Coordinator of Woodwinds
Kaoru Hinata has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, Albany Symphony, the Berkshire Opera Orchestra, and has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Hinata was the first prize winner of the Lawrence Beauregard Competition in Canada and the second prize winner in the Myrna Brown Competition in Texas. She has been featured as soloist with the Norfolk Festival Chamber Orchestra and the New York Choral Society Symphony, and has premiered flute works by Christopher Theofanidis and Dan Sonenberg.
Hinata holds a master of music degree and artist diploma from Yale University and a bachelor of music from Northwestern University. Her teachers include Ransom Wilson, Walfrid Kujala, and Keith Underwood.