Meet the Faculty

Catalina Ortega

Catalina Ortega

Instructor, Flute

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-4701

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A native of Colombia, Catalina Ortega is a Flute instructor at the University of Arkansas, the Suzuki Music School of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas Community Music School. She plays with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Ozark Family Opera Company and  Fayetteville Opera.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Ortega has performed in some of the major auditoriums in Colombia as a soloist and touring with chamber music ensembles. She has served Flute/ Piccolo player for the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Flute player of the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia) for several years. She has appeared as a soloist with the University of Arkansas Campus Band.

The University of Arkansas Provost’s office and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards recognized Ms. Ortega  during the 2017 Annual State and National Awards as an Outstanding Mentor.

She holds a Master Degree in Music Performance and a Certificate in Advanced Instrumental Performance in Flute from the University of Arkansas, as well as a B.A in Flute Music Performance from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. She is also a member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda by the Epsilon Sigma Chapter.

Ms. Ortega joined the University of Arkansas in Fall of 2009.

M.M., University of Arkansas