Charlotte started playing violin at age 9 at Ayer Elementary School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She saw it as just a fun hobby at first, until she found her passion for teaching music while in high school. As a freshman, she knew she was going to be an orchestra director some day. While in high school, she participated in Southwest Region Orchestra for two years, traveled to the Bahamas to perform on a cruise ship and competed in Rhode Island for the American String Teachers Association’s National Orchestra competition. She also performed in pit orchestras for various musicals.
Charlotte continued to further her career at Bowling Green State University and graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Music Education in May of 2017. During this time, she performed with the BGSU Philharmonic Orchestra as well as small chamber groups. She first started teaching her freshman year of college as she participated in the Music Plus Program for high school students, as well as teaching students at the Children’s Resource Center. For professional development, she has attended the Mark Wood “Electrify Your Strings” tour and the Ohio Music Education Association Conference. She also spent three of her summers performing with the Commonwealth Artists Summer Theater program, where she played violin in the pit orchestra and had the opportunity to be a musical intern.
Charlotte is currently the orchestra director at Kelly Mill Middle School, where she teaches grades 6-8.