Mar14 Lucas HeadshotMadeline Lucas Tolliver, flutist and artistic manager, is a chamber musician and contemporary music specialist based in Cleveland, OH. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Lucas Tolliver studied with Valerie Simosko and Joshua Smith. Madeline earned a BM and MM from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she garnered accolades for adventurous programming, chamber ensemble leadership and exemplary orchestral playing.
Mrs. Lucas Tolliver has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Band and Festival Orchestra and The Ohio Philharmonic, and was flutist and manager of Five One Experimental Orchestra. She has performed over fifteen US and World Premieres, including three written for her. She was invited to compete in the 2010 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Madeline is also in demand as a free-lance musician in the Northeast Ohio area.
Equally talented and accomplished as an artistic manager, Madeline is currently the Ensembles Manager at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she oversees 285 conservatory students in three orchestras, an opera orchestra, and wind ensemble. She also performs duties by contract for chamber ensembles seeking management. Mrs. Lucas Tolliver currently resides in Cleveland Heights, OH with writer and video artist KD Tolliver. In her free time, Madeline enjoys cooking, politics and philosophy, film, yoga, and baseball.

Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute