Caity Massoud is an accomplished prize-winning flutist, noted for her “luscious, sparkly and cantando voice rich with harmonic overtones,” and most recently received the audience favorite prize and third place in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition. Caity also won runner-up in the Moores School of Music Concerto Competition and was a finalist in the Mid-Texas Symphony Young Artist Competition.
Caity currently holds the position of Piccolo with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. She previously won the Fourth Flute/Second Piccolo chair with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Caity has performed under the baton of Rossen Milanov, Carl St. Clair, Lavard Skou-Larsen, Daniel Hege, Josep Caballé-Domenech, and Brett Mitchell.
Caity completed her Bachelor of Music from Temple University with Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal flutist David Cramer and a Master’s in Music from New York University with Keith Underwood. She received her DMA at the University of Houston. There, she studied with Houston Symphony Principal Flutist, Aralee Dorough, and conducted research on her dissertation topic, “French Women Perpetuating the French Tradition: Paris Conservatory Flute Contest Pieces by Women Composers.” A condensed version of Caity’s dissertation was published in the December 2015 issue of Flute Talk Magazine.
Caity is the Host of Flute Center of New York’s podcast, Flute Unscripted. An in-depth look into its creation, content, and editing was revealed in the article she wrote for the May 2019 Issue of Flute View Magazine, titled, “Listening Your Way to Success”.