Altus Artist Meret Bitticks maintains an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician in the U.S. and abroad. Based in Chicago, Ms. Bitticks is a registered Suzuki Flute Teacher Trainer who nurtures a large flute studio at the Music Institute of Chicago and is on faculty at Lake Forest College and DePaul University.
Ms. Bitticks has joined U.S. State Department cultural ambassadors, Trio Chicago and Friends, for concert tours of the United Arab Emirates and Australia. Stateside, Ms. Bitticks regularly performs as a soloist and with faculty ensembles at the Music Institute. She has also performed with the Rockford Symphony, Concertante di Chicago, the Keith Brion New Sousa Band, and at several National Flute Association Conventions.
Ms. Bitticks is a first place winner of the Columbus Women in Music Competition and received a Presser Foundation Award.
Ms. Bitticks’ recording credits include the Head of Femur album, Hysterical Stars, for the SpinArt label as well as the premier recording of Leslie Basset’s Sounds, Shapes, and Symbols under the direction of conductor Russell Mikkelson. Her playing is also featured on two Sing-a-long CDs for the Chicago-based early childhood music program Tiny Tunemakers.
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Ms. Bitticks graduated magna cum laude from the Ohio State University and continued on to earn a Master’s of Music in Flute Performance from DePaul University. Her primary instructors include Katherine Borst Jones, Louise Dixon, Carol Meves, and Mary Stolper.