Carol Naveira-Nicholson has an extensive career as a professional musician, performing a broad range of musical genres. She is principal flutist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra (since 1994), Alhambra Orchestra and New Directions Chamber Winds. Other
credentials include Miami City Ballet, Florida Chamber Orchestra, AshLawn Summer Festival Orchestra, Central Florida Lyric Opera, Symphony of the Americas, Florida Wind Symphony, South Florida Flute Orchestra, Art of Four (flute quartet) and Boca Pops. Ms. Nicholson has over 20 years’ experience as a teaching artist and clinician with such area schools as Ransom- Everglades, Carrollton School and Our Lady of Lourdes. Currently GMYS Symphony Orchestra woodwind coach, she has taught at GMYS summer camps since 2010. She studied music performance at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University. Her mentors include Peter Lloyd, retired principal flutist of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Christine Nield, principal flutist of the Florida Philharmonic.
Fun facts – I grew up in a musical family and was introduced to a wide variety of music, from opera and Broadway to Latin and jazz. I also enjoy taking Zumba classes and watching reruns of Big Bang Theory.