Monika Curlin grew up in Wisconsin, where she started the flute at age 9.

A medical professional during the day, Monika is an active chamber musician with the Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena, as well as summers in Interlochen. She plays in the Claremont and Southland Symphony Orchestras and tours on an annual basis with the philanthropic World Doctors orchestra, based in Berlin.

She is an avid knitter and also likes to do yoga and restore her historic Victorian home.