Catherine Peterson

JAS Faculty

Instruments: Flute
Education: M.M., University of Michigan; B.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Currently Teaching: Summer Programs

Catherine Peterson is second/assistant principal flutist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. A regular substitute flutist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2010, she has performed Afternoon of a Faun at Myerhoff Symphony Hall under the direction of Louis Langree, and toured Carnegie Hall with the BSO under the direction of Marin Alsop. She has also performed with the Detroit Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony. An active chamber musician and educator, she performs with the nationally recognized Ivy Street Ensemble throughout Colorado on various concert series and most importantly, at schools across the Front Range, bringing music to the next generation.

Her previous musical engagements include Principal Flutist with the Central City Opera, Principal Flutist with Emerald City Opera, and co-Principal flutist of the Strings Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Cathy is a regular performer at the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Corvallis, Oregon, and Front Range Chamber Players in Fort Collins, Colorado.

If you tune in to Colorado Public Radio, you will often hear Cathy broadcast with solo recordings as well as performances with the Ivy Street Ensemble.

She has a private studio of fantastic flute students of all ability levels, and is the flute coach for the Denver School of the Arts.  She received a Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Her teachers include Jeff Zook, Leone Buyse, Tim Day, and Walfrid Kujala.

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