Katherine Emeneth

Dr. Katherine Emeneth is a flutist, professor, pre-college flute teacher, curriculum writer, clinician, and speaker living in Atlanta, Georgia. Other than playing the flute and enjoying her career in music, she’s really into dogs, cooking, travel, and making lists. Katherine loves organization, planning, reading, and writing but not so much arithmetic. She leaves the math to her brilliant husband who is basically a human calculator. Armed with her flute, sheepdog, family, friends, and laptop, she enjoys her rich life as a flutist, teacher, speaker, writer, chef, dog mom, entrepreneur, and volunteer. Dr. Katherine Emeneth is an enthusiastic performer, collaborator, clinician, pedagogue, and teacher with a passion for outreach and sharing music with new audiences. Katherine Emeneth’s professional performances include both solo and ensemble appearances with the Hilton Head Island Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, Puget Sound Symphony, University of Washington Baroque Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Conservatorio d’Alessandria Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and the Bay View Music Festival Orchestra among others. In 2015 she competed in the Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. As one of two Americans selected for the finals of this competition, she competed with some of the world’s top flutists. She has also been a finalist or prize winner in the Atlanta Flute Club’s Young Artist Competition, the Philadelphia Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition, the Byron Hester Young Artist Competition, and the Domey/Gillespie Young Artist Competition. Most recently, Katherine Emeneth completed a performing tour in Germany where she performed cross-disciplinary recitals of solo flute repertoire in ancient churches of small villages. Current projects include developing a chamber ensemble in Atlanta called The Kitchen Sync. This ensemble will commission compositions from area composers and perform programs of diverse and cross-genre music. The ensemble’s programs are highly interactive with a strong educational agenda. Katherine Emeneth’s expertise and enthusiasm for rigorous flute pedagogy balances with a style that is engaging and encompassing the whole person. In her studio she creates individual curriculum, organizes studio events that range from guest artist masterclasses to student recitals at local retirement homes, prepares students for local and national flute competitions, designs unique project-based learning for music history, theory, and listening, and provides learning enrichment through authorship of a studio website.
As a dedicated educator, Katherine Emeneth is a co-founder of the Flutissimo! Summer Flute Workshop at the University of Georgia. She has also created Seattle SummerFlute, a summer workshop for young flute students in Seattle. Katherine has presented workshops and performances at the National Flute Association Convention, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, Music By Women Festival, Kentucky Flute Festival, Seattle Flute Society, and at colleges and universities. Her workshops on the “The Entrepreneurial Flutist” are the most sought after. She currently serves at the Membership Committee Chair of the National Flute Association. She is the lead teacher and curriculum developer for the flute lessons course of Educational Advantage; the first online high school that offers high school credit for taking music lessons. Katherine Emeneth has served on the faculty of the University of Washington. She currently teaches at Georgia Gwinnett College where she won the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award. Katherine Emeneth holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Washington.

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