Hite is “continually thrilled (although not at all surprised) to hear of the success of all of my oboe colleagues from CCM. I am so very thankful to have been given the opportunity to be among them.”
After completing her studies at CCM, Ostoich connected Hite with Nicholas Daniel, an oboist she later studied with as a Fulbright scholar at the Trossingen Musikhochschule in Germany. There, she explored how studying baroque and modern oboe together informs and benefits the player.
Hite is also deeply committed to community engagement and outreach through cutting-edge chamber music education and performance. As a Ravinia Teaching Artist, she works with Fifth House Ensemble within Chicago's public schools.
“I've come to believe that seeing music as a form of service is our duty, but also the future of our craft. Whether it was bringing inner-city Chicago high school students' poetry to life through music or collaborating with local musicians of a farming community in rural Indiana, this work changed my life and my entire outlook on what we do. I hope to incorporate training for this type of work into my curriculum in Mississippi and to provide students with the skills to go out into the world as well-rounded musicians with a commitment to their community.”
Hite has served as a volunteer coach and mentor at numerous inner-city school programs and recently concluded a yearlong recital residency within health care facilities in New York City through the Gluck Community Service Fellowship at Juilliard.