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2011-2016 Doctor of Musical Arts in violin performance as a student of Gabriel Pegis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio

2001-2004 Master of Music in violin performance as a student of Jorja Fleezanis, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1997-2001 Bachelor of Music in violin performance, Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Marilyn McDonald, Oberlin, Ohio



2010-present Concertmaster, Trillium/Tri-Centric Foundation Orchestra,Brooklyn, NY

2009-present Substitute First and Second Section Violin, Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2007-2009 Section First Violin, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Kalamazoo, Michigan

2005-2006 Section First Violin, Bergische Symphoniker, Solingen & Remscheid, Germany

2005 Principal Second Violin, National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge, Colorado

2003-2005 Associate Principal Second Violin, South Bend Symphony, South Bend, Indiana

2004 Section First and Section Second Violin, Bach Akademie Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Stuttgart, Germany 

2004 Associate Principal Second and Section First Violin, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina

2003 Associate Principal Second Violin and Section First Violin, Bach Akademie Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Stuttgart, Germany

2003 Section First and Section Second Violin, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina

2002-2005 Associate Concertmaster, Peoria Symphony, Peoria, Illinois 



2016-present KYLWYRIA (trio comprised of violin, horn, and piano)

•Commissioned work by Luciano Leite Barbosa and Viola Yip

•Performances in New York 

•Residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute 

2013-present VASTER THAN EMPIRES (trio comprised of violin, percussion, and electronics)     

•Performances in New York and Chicago

•Performers at NIME (New Instruments for Musical Expression) 2015 Conference, Baton Rogue, Louisiana 

•Presenters at SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) 2014 Conference, Middletown, Connecticut 

•Residency at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago

2010-present PRETTY MONSTERS (quartet comprised of violin, amplified bassoon, electric guitar, and percussion)

•Compositions by/lead by Katherine Young

•Performances in Chicago and New York

•Self titled album available via Public Eyesore Records 

 2003-present TILL BY TURNING (contemporary chamber ensemble)

•Co-founded in 2003 by Erica Dicker, Sarah Biber, Amy Cimini, Emily Manzo, and Katherine Young

•Repertoire includes works by Sophia Gubaidulina, Olivier Messiaen, Ornette Coleman, Christian Wolff, Maryanne Amacher Jessica Pavone, Judith Shatin, Aaron Siegel, Sabrina Schroeder, Faust, Erica Dicker, Emily Manzo, Matt Marble, and Katherine Young

•Performances in Austria, Germany, and the United States


Selected Performances

2016 - Vaster Than Empires/Parlour Tapes+, Record Release Show, Spectrum, New York, NY

 -International Contemporary Ensemble at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York, NY

-Till By Turning plays music of Jessica at her Stone Residency, The Stone, New York, NY

-Pretty Monsters, JACK Space, Brooklyn, NY

2015 - Concertmaster, Tri-Centric Orchestra, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

-Vaster Than Empires, Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts at SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, New York

-Premiered "Reparametrization 5: The Music for Erich Zann" by Ryan Ingebritsen, Constellation, Chicago, IL 

-Wet Ink Emsemble, DiMenna Center, New York, New York   

-Till By Turning, New Music Gathering, San Francisco, California

2014 -Till By Turning, KV Waschaecht: Music Unlimited Festival, Wels, Austria

     -Soloist, DePauw University Percussion Ensemble, Greencastle, Indiana 

     -Vaster Than Empires, Resident Showcase, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, Illinois; Constellation, Chicago, Illinois  

     -Soloist, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, St. Ann’s Church Brooklyn New York

     -Soloist and concertmaster, Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (fully staged opera), Roulette, Brooklyn, New York

     -Soloist, Lehigh University Symphony Orchestra, Lehigh University-Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania  

     -Qubit Ensemble, Dixon Place, New York, New York

2013 -Till By Turning, Music at First Chamber Music Series, Brooklyn, New York  

     -Anthony Braxton’s Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, Jazz Middelheim Festival, Antwerp, Belgium

     -Music of Eyvind Kang, The Stone, New York, New York

     -Pretty Monsters The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois; Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York

2012 -Anthony Braxton’s 12+1-tet, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

-Pretty Monsters, The Rotunda, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, New York  

2011 -Tri-Centric Festival: The Music of Anthony Braxton, Roulette, Brooklyn, New York

-Wet Ink Ensemble, St. Peter’s Church, New York, New York

-Till By Turning, Roulette, New York, New York  

2010 -International Contemporary Ensemble & and the John Jaspers Dance Company, REDCAT, Los Angeles, California

-Beach Birds by Merce Cunningham, music by John Cage, Opera Ballet Lyon & Merce Cunningham Foundation, The Joyce Theater, New York, New York 

2009 -Premiered Scars Left By The Point in Motion… (for solo violin) by Katherine Young, world premiere at Issue Project Room,          Brooklyn, New York and subsequent performance at The Green Mill, Chicago, Illinois

-Suite for solo violin by Olivia Block world premiere at Experimental Intermedia, New York, New York

-Julian Plenti (rock band) and I’m In You (rock band), The Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York and subsequent      European tour

-Till By Turning, Klangbad Festival, Scheer, Germany and subsequent tour of Germany and Austria         

2008 -Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Quartet, International Jazz Festival Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland; MARTA Museum, Herford, Germany 

      -Till By Turning, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York and Elastic Arts Collective, Chicago, Illinois

2007 -Till By Turning, Music of Jessica Pavone, The Stone, New York, New York and University Chapel, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

2006 -Roommate (pop band) Dutch and Belgian Tour

2005 -MAVerick Ensemble (contemporary chamber music),Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois

2004 -Till By Turning, The Music of Sophia Gubaidulina East Coast Tour

-Elastic Festival of Improvised Music, Chicago, Illinois



2014-present -Teaching Artist in Residence (summers), The Walden School, Dublin New Hampshire  

2014-2015 -Assistant Professor of Violin, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana 

2009-2011 -Private instructor of violin and viola, Brooklyn, New York (10 students, ages 14-18)

2007-2008 -Private instructor of violin and viola, private teaching studio, Chicago, Illinois (5 students, ages 16-18)

2003-2005 -Private instructor of violin for students of Central School, Glencoe, Illinois (12 students, ages 9-15)

2003-2005 -Private instructor of violin and viola, McCord House Gallery & Cultural Center, Palos Park, Illinois (8 students, ages 12-19) 

     -Private instructor of violin, private teaching studio, Chicago,Illinois (8 students, ages 6-54)  

2001-2004 -Teaching Assistant, Birch Creek Music Performance Center,Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 

2001-2003  -Graduate Assistant (orchestra), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

      -Private instructor of violin and viola, private teaching studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota (5 students, ages 6-17