Kimberly Zaleski

Kimberly Zaleski

Adjunct Instructor of Flute

Department/Affiliation: Music
Office Address: Scheide

A native of Garrison, New York, flutist Kimberly Zaleski has dedicated her career to performing, composing and teaching music. Presently, she is the Co-Founder and flutist in the flute and cello duo, IN2ATIVE and is a Performing Artist on the roster of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning Agency. IN2ATIVE has collaborated with the renowned Dancing Wheels School and Company and the Rainey Institute and actively performs at a number of venues and schools throughout Ohio. They are Musicians-in-Residence at the Cleveland Clinic, performing at the Clinic two to four times a month. They have also done Residency work at Elyria High School. IN2ATIVE has been a Guest Artist at Penn State University and their original musical works have been featured on classical WCLV 104.9 FM radio. A fun fact- when IN2ATIVE first formed, they were audition finalists for the television show, “America’s Got Talent.”

Ms. Zaleski is the Second Flutist with the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and has played with the New World Symphony, Canton Symphony, Cleveland Opera Theatre and others. She was a two time winner of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and was a featured soloist with the orchestra. Ms. Zaleski was a finalist of both Astral Artists Musical Agency in Philadelphia and also Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW Program at the Juilliard School and holds the distinction of being the first piccoloist on the nationally broadcast radio show, "From the Top."

Ms. Zaleski studied at the Juilliard School under the instruction of Dr. Bradley Garner before pursuing her Bachelor's at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she was a recipient of both the 2010 Britton Johnson Memorial Prize and the Richard Franko Goldman Scholarship as a student of renowned soloist, Marina Piccinini. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received her Master’s Degree as a student of Joshua Smith, Principal Flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra.

In addition to her performance career, she is the Instructor of Flute at The College of Wooster, and also teaches at the Beck Center for the Performing Arts, Medina Schools and Cleveland Institute of Music as a Presenter in the Distance Learning Department.