Caroline Hana Salant (b. 1995) is a composer, arranger, and flautist based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a recent graduate from American University, holding a BA in Music with a Concentration in Composition. Salant’s compositions and arrangements have been featured in recitals, large ensemble concerts, sporting events, and dance recitals all over the United States.
During her time at American University, Salant was a 2016 recipient of the Koster Grant and a 2016 Summer Scholars and Artists Fellow through AU’s Department of Undergraduate Studies. Other honors include serving as President Emeritus of AU’s Screamin’ Eagles Pep Band, former Principal Flute of the American University Symphony Orchestra and the American University Jazz Combo, a sound designer for the AU Rude Mechanicals Shakespeare Troupe, and the Spring 2017 featured composer and conductor for the American University Symphonic Band.
Additionally, Salant was a performer and participant in the 2015 Global Musician Workshop with the Silkroad ensemble, performing on various flutes and percussion. She has been playing the flute for fifteen years and has played in session work, café house bands, and in ensembles ranging from flute quintets to mariachi bands.
She has studied composition with Sean Doyle and Matthew Heap.