Katherine is a native of Amarillo, Texas. She began playing violin at age 3, and switched to cello at age 14. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Primary teachers include Hans Jorgen Jensen and Norman Fischer. Katherine is currently the principal cellist of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, assistant principal of the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra, and a member of the Portland Opera Orchestra. In the past she has served as assistant principal of the Tacoma Symphony and subbed with the Houston Symphony. She has participated in many orchestral and chamber music festivals, including Siletz Bay, Sunriver, Oregon Coast, Cascade, Tanglewood, and Kent/Blossom. Katherine also teaches cello and chamber music at Concordia University and Portland’s Community Music Center.