Katherine Ravenwood began studying piano at the age of eight years old, and that early foundation has led to a twenty-year career in sharing her love of music with students of all ages and inclinations. She strongly believes that a lifetime love of music has a profound effect on learning, development, and success and strives to ensure that every student she comes in contact with takes away a deep love of music in whatever form inspires them.
As a music educator, Ms. Ravenwood has served as an instructor and clinician for programs across the United States, presenting master classes, seminars and coaching sessions in woodwind, piano, and chamber music performance. She has served as an adjudicator for local and national competitions, regional and state solo & ensemble festivals and all-state and county honors ensembles. Since 2015, she has served as the Director of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Clarinet Choirs.
Katie Ravenwood, Woodwinds & Piano
Her students have participated and placed in competitions such as the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, International Clarinet Association Young Artists Competition, and MTNA Performance Competitions, and can be found on the rosters of programs such as the Juilliard Pre-College Division, Peabody Conservatory's Preparatory Division, Interlochen Arts Academy and summer programs such as Brevard Music Center, Tanglewood, and Aspen Music Festival. Many of Ms. Ravenwood's students have gone on not only to successful careers in music performance and education, but also in medicine, politics, public service, law and business.
Ms. Ravenwood is also a licensed Kindermusik educator and a passionate advocate of early childhood music education, presenting classes in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas to children as young as a few days old and their families and striving to develop in them a lifelong connection with music in tandem with enhancing their learning experiences through music and play.
An accomplished chamber and orchestral musician, she has appeared in recitals and performances across the United States, Canada and China. Currently she performs regularly with the Mantovani Orchestra and at Washington, D.C. theaters in the orchestras for various musical theater productions. As a founding member of Washington, D.C.'s Great Noise Ensemble, Ms. Ravenwood has participated in the premieres and performances of numerous new works since its inaugural season at venues such as The National Gallery or Art and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Ms. Ravenwood received her Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with Robert Spring, and has attended summer programs such as the National Orchestral Institute and the Brevard Music Center. She has also studied clarinet with Steven Cohen, Scott Bridges, and Sandra Garner-Mosteller and piano with Bobbi Farrow, Monica Dyer Horn, Noel Engebretson and Baruch Meir.