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Originally from Northern California, Kathryn is a clarinetist, flutist, saxophonist, and teacher currently working and performing throughout the Chicago area.

She has years of experience teaching in a wide array of environments: directing large ensembles, providing clinics for solo and ensemble competitions, as well as teaching private lessons and group classes. She has also performed with a variety of ensembles - from small chamber groups to large bands and orchestras. However, her love for teaching and mentoring students of all levels emerged through her work with The People's Music School - where she currently resides as a teaching artist in music theory and clarinet, and as the intermediate wind ensemble director for their Albany Park school site. Additionally, she is an Instructor of Applied Woodwinds at South Suburban College in South Holland, IL. 


Kathryn completed a Master's of Music in Clarinet Performance at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, studying with Jun Qian and Richard Shanley. She performed as a member of multiple  ensembles - including the renowned Baylor Wind Ensemble, Baylor Symphony Orchestra, as well as chamber ensembles Serrulata Reeds and Berraco Winds.  She earned a Bachelor's of Music Education with a certificate in Music for Social Change at North Park University in Chicago, where she studied with Ralph Wilder. 

Kathryn currently lives in Chicago with her guinea pig, Peach. She enjoys running along Lake Michigan, recording and working with chamber group The Ladies' Reeding Society, and attending live concerts throughout the city.

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