Composition, Viola, Violin
Classical, Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk), New Music
(2006) Comprehensive Musicianship Program. Katrina Wreede, award-winning composer and violist, promotes improvisation and hands-on composition for young people. With over 30 years experience in individual and ensemble instruction and a nationwide reputation for creating compelling and inspirational classroom workshops, she thrives on developing and sharing exciting opportunities for the next generation to explore the tools they’ll need to take music forward.
Besides creating the Composing Together and My Goldfish Died-Blues for Strings programs, Wreede is founding faculty of the John Adams Young Composer Program at the Crowden School and is an accredited Teaching Artist for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. She has provided teacher training for American String Teachers Assoc., the Montana String Teachers Assoc., Bronxville Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, and Nevada County School District. Wreede composes for the traditional concert stage and unusual venues.
She has been a professional symphony musician, a member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, a concert soloist, a strolling, rhinestone-studded big violinist for royalty, a student of Tango Nuevo, Persian, and Roma music and a composer and performer for chamber ensembles, orchestras, silent film, and dance. Her solo CD of original jazz and classical works, Add Viola and Stir, is heard world-wide on radio and streaming sites. Katie is also the interim director for CMC’s Young Musicians Program.
More info at: http://katrinawreede.com