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Kathryn Vetter, an award-winning musician in the Greater New York area, is a member of Sputter Box, Oasi Trio, and Echo Chamber. Kathryn enjoys performing contemporary classical music and is committed to programing and commissioning new works for clarinet. She most recently premiered chamber pieces by Clark Hubbard, Bonnie McLarty, and Gabe Soileau in Cortona, Italy at the Cortona Sessions for New Music. At the Sessions, she also placed first in the 2018 Contemporary Performance Competition and is commissioning Paul Hwang as part of the award. In April 2016, Kathryn presented a recital titled Her?, inspired by Ann Veal from the TV show Arrested Development. This recital featured works by Charlotte Bray, Ann Cleare, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Stacy Garrop, and Kaija Saariaho. Kathryn has also contributed to the contemporary classical music field through her research. She presented a lecture recital on Kaija Saariaho's Duft for solo clarinet at the Music by Women Festival (invited by peer review) in Columbus, Mississippi (2017) and presented research on Saariaho's clarinet works at the Norton Lecture Series (by invitation) at the University of Oklahoma in March 2018. This research is discussed in detail in her master's thesis titled Slowing Down and the Vertical/Horizontal Spectrum in Kaija Saariaho's Duft.
As a soloist with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra, Kathryn performed the first movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto after being named a winner of their 2018 Young Artists Competition. She also performed with the Painted Sky Opera in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the 2017-2018 season. Kathryn was a woodwind specialist for the Ohio Light Opera (2016), a substitute clarinetist for the Norman Philharmonic, and a member of Nouilles Clarinet Quartet (Oklahoma Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition 2016, Alternate Winner). She has also performed with productions by The Oklahoma Festival Ballet (The Nutcracker, 2015), OU Musical Theater (City of Angels, 2017), and OU Opera (2015-2017). She has previously performed at Carnegie Hall (2014), The International Midwest Clinic (2013, 2008), and North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conference (2016, saxophone) and Region IV conference (2017, clarinet). Kathryn currently performs with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra.
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DMA in Clarinet Performance: Stony Brook University
MM in Clarinet Performance: University of Oklahoma
MM in Music Theory: University of Oklahoma
BM in Music Education: Michigan State University