Claire graduated from Barnard College in 2001, studied at Juilliard’s pre-college division, and completed her M.A. in flute performance at NYU Steinhardt. Her flute teacher was renowned NYU faculty member, Keith Underwood. Claire won first prize in the NYU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Columbia University Orchestra Competition, and the Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition. She has also performed as a soloist with the Bach Society Orchestra, the New York Youth Chamber Music Program, and the I.S.O. Symphony Orchestra and has given numerous solo recitals.