Katy Wherry

Flute Instructor

Instruments: Flute
Education: M.M. Flute Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder 2014.
Currently Teaching: Music Academy Denver, Music Academy
Katy Wherry is a flutist whose passion for varying genres of music has provided her with opportunities to collaborate with outstanding musicians including LeVar Burton, Sir James Galway, Brook Ferguson and others. Katy has studied with distinguished flute players such as Sir James Galway, Christina Jennings and Brook Ferguson. She received a Masters degree in Flute Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014.

Katy has performed recitals throughout the world, including tours of England, Brazil and China. She has experience performing with multiple symphony orchestras including the Colorado Symphony, the award winning Lamont Symphony Orchestra and the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

As a freelance musician and soloist, Katy has been the recipient of many awards. The most recent of which includes the 2017 Galway Rising Star award. At the Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland in 2014 Katy was the winner of a new Haynes head joint. In 2010, she was a winner in the University of Denver’s solo honors competition and also won first prize in the Lakewood Symphony Sister Cities Concerto Competition. Katy performed the Ibert flute concerto as a soloist with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, and travelled to England where she gave recitals throughout the country.

Katy has experience performing multiple styles of music including improvisation, electronic music, Balinese Gamelan and Steel Pan. She recently premiered a piece written for Flute and Balinese Gamelan at MIT with Gamelan Galak Tika and is a featured soloist on the steel drum album “Altered Perception” by Pan Nation.

Katy’s passion for teaching has helped her to maintain a studio full of talented flutists, ranging in age from 8 years to 70 years. Her experience with different styles of music as well as years of experience teaching people how to use their computers at the Apple Store, has provided her with a unique ability to cater to a wide variety of learning styles. She was a co founder of the Bel Canto Flute Academy in Colorado, and has taught masterclasses throughout the globe. 

Katy is founder of the popular Facebook group Etude of the Week.