Lecturer in Music, Flute
BM, Boston University
A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ms. Coticone studied with Kazuo Tokito of the Philadelphia Orchestra, followed by her studies at Boston University with Doriot Anthony Dwyer. After graduating summa cum laude from Boston University, she joined the New York Chamber Symphony and Mostly Mozart Orchestra as second flutist, followed shortly by her tenure as solo piccoloist and flutist of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). With the NSO, she gave the world premiere of Ezra Laderman’s Concertante and was a participant in the Casals Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ms. Coticone joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the Boston Pops Orchestra in the fall of 1990 as solo piccoloist and flutist. She soloed with the BSO, performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in C with Seiji Ozawa conducting. She can also be heard on numerous recordings on labels including Erato, Angel, EMI, Philips, RCA, Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, and Koch. Her television broadcasts include the Evening at Pops series, Salute to Symphony, a Capital Fourth and Rostropovich’s historic return to Russia broadcast.
As a clinician, Geralyn Coticone has taught throughout the country, including places such as the New World Symphony, the Masterworks Festival, New England Conservatory, the National Flute Association Conventions, the University of Iowa Piccolo Intensive and the University of North Carolina. Ms. Coticone joined the faculty of the Boston University College of Fine Arts in the fall of 2005.
Ms. Coticone’s students have secured positions in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Brussels Royal Opera House, Chamber Orchestra of Luxembourg, and the West Point Service Band.