Katherine DeJongh is on faculty at The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she serves as Chair of Orchestral Winds for the Preparatory Department, and teaches for Case Western Reserve University. Ms. DeJongh has also served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Camp, The College of Wooster, and Hiram College.
Ms. DeJongh enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and educator. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as Korea and the Middle East. Ms. DeJongh’s concerto appearances include performances with the Polish National Chamber Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Bialystok State Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Olsztyn State Symphony, Shenandoah Symphony, Morphing Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Henryk Górecki: 14th Festival of Polish Composers), Canton Symphony, Wooster Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Academy of the West Symphony. She has performed as a recitalist in the United States on such series as Dame Myra Hess, New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Stan Hywet concert series. Ms. DeJongh has presented masterclasses and performances at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, the Cairo Conservatory in Egypt, and Taegu Conservatory in Korea, to name a few. She has participated in festivals such as the National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Recordings include her most recent CD for Centaur Records entitled Twentieth Century Works for Flute and Orchestra; a CD for Koch International featuring Concerto No. 1 for flute and orchestra by Krzesimir Debski; Chindee showcasing flute and harp chamber music; several CDs as a member of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, including a commission of Michael Daugherty’s “Tell my Fortune” which features a movement for flute and alto flute with orchestra, and a recording of the double-concerto for flute and violin by Yenn Chwen Er, entitled “Shangshui”. Upcoming releases include a CD recorded during the summer of 2010, featuring duo-concerti for flute, saxophone, and orchestra; and a collaboration with several Cleveland-area musicians on a CD featuring neo-ragtime music by composer Brian Dykstra.
Ms. DeJongh holds the position of Principal Flute with the Canton Symphony and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, and is a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Additional collaborations include substitute performances as principal flutist with the Baltimore Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, Akron Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony, and within the flute sections of the Cleveland Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. She has shared the stage with such diverse artists as Henry Mancini, Dave Brubeck, Tan Dun, Paquito D’Rivera (featured in a performance of his Concerto for flute, rhythm section, and orchestra), David Sanborn, Bela Fleck, Regina Carter, Eileen Ivers, and the World Saxophone Quartet.
Ms. DeJongh received her Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois, and attended the Interlochen Arts Academy. Her teachers include Jeffrey Khaner, Tim Day, and Mary Kay Fink.
Web site: www.katherinedejongh.com/
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