Toby Caplan-Stonefield’s biography

Toby Caplan-Stonefield

Toby Caplan-Stonefield, flutist, became a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of twenty. She has been in the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, principal flute for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, and has performed for the film industry at Universal, Disney, and Paramount Studios. She has performed twice as soloist for the National Flute Association Convention and was co-chair of local arrangements for the 1992 Los Angeles Convention.

In 2002 she founded and began directing the Conejo Valley Flute Society, which was featured at the 2003 National Flute Association Convention in Las Vegas. She is a graduate of Drake University School of Fine Arts, and studied with Moenning, Dwyer, Howard, Stevens, Jones, and Drexler. Constantly in demand as a master class teacher, clinician, and adjudicator, she has chaired the Wind Department of the Southern California Conservatory of Music since 1987.

Among her many honors, she was selected for the 10th edition of “Who’s Who in Music” and the 1998 “Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers”. Her recently released CD, “Music for your Enjoyment from Hollywood, Paris, and a Little Brazil” features flute and guitar. It and her other CDs are available at and Her many published selections for flute duet, flute and cello, and flute choir can be found at Alry Publishers, and

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