MiPAC Teachers • Elizabeth Kitson Arnold

Mrs. Arnold will serve as MiPAC’s Flute instructor for weeks 3 and 4.

Elizabeth Kitson-Arnold received her M.M from the Manhattan School of Music and her B.M from the University of North Texas.

She is principal flutist with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra and the Utica Symphony Orchestra.

  • Ms. Kitson-Arnold is currently in her sixth year of  teaching band to students in grades 4-8 at several Catholic Schools with Connecticut Future Musicians.
  • Her students have won first chair positions with the CMEA Middle School All-Region Festival, and CT Future Musicians All-State Bands.
  • Ms. Kitson-Arnold is on the music faculty of Choate Rosemary Hall
  • She was a faculty member of the Manhattan School Summer Music Camp from 2005-2008.


She also has performed with the following groups:

  • Clinton Symphony (New York)
  • Ridgefield Symphony
  • Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra
  • Member of the Earl Banquer Woodwind Ensemble
  • Windscape, Manhattan School of Music’s woodwind quintet in residence
  • During the 2003, 2004 and 2007 seasons of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Kitson-Arnold performed as principal flutist and she can be heard as a featured soloist on Villa-Lobos Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quartet and Wind Orchestra on their recording Music of the Americas, #AWSO 117.  She can also be heard on the recordings Reflections, #AWSO 118, and Concertos from Three Continents, #AWSO 112.
  • She attended the Scotia Festival of Music in 2007 where she performed with the orchestra on a live CBC broadcast.
  • Attended the Lake Placid Institute Flute Seminar
  • 2nd Annual Juilliard International Master Class
  • Innsbrook Institute
  • Winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition
  • Only flute finalist at the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Instrumental Competition
  • Semi-finalist at the William C. Byrd Young Artists Competition
  • Outstanding Soloist at the Texas Flute Society’s 23rd Annual Flute Festival
  • Performed in masterclasses for Pierre Boulez, Jeffery Khaner, Mark Sparks, and Timothy Day
  • Teachers include Michael Parloff, Mary Karen Clardy, Alberto Almarza