Katherine is the Membership Director for the Arizona Flute Society. As the state's largest dedicated flute organization, the AFS has approximately 300 members and corporate partners. It promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of the flute, works with members to achieve excellence, and encourages the exchange of ideas among flutists, students, teachers, and flute lovers of all ages. For more information, visit www.arizonaflutesociety.org
Katherine is a contributing writer for The Flute Examiner, an online publication about the flute & flute pedagogy. As the only online-only flute centered publication, The Flute Examiner provides a free outlet for flute and flutist information and news through interviews, stories, advice, & editorial articles.
Katherine has had featured articles about living & thriving as a musician with chronic illness and injury, musician injury prevention & treatment, entrepreneurship, & most recently a 6-part series revolved around the rich benefits of administrative skills in working performing artists & educators. For more information, visit www.thefluteexaminer.com
Katherine is a community partner ith the Creative Forces arts therapy network. A joint-funded program by the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Forces staffs 12 military treatment facilities around the country with music and art therapists who specialize in utilizing creative arts therapies to treat active duty & veterans suffering with PTSD and TBI. Katherine co-designed the Music Buddy program while stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a partnership that matches military musicians with Creative Forces patients 1-on-1 in a variety of capacities such as learning to play an instrument, gaining performance opportunities, and working towards personal goals, as part of their treatment process. Additionally, the program establishes relationships between Creative Forces therapists and their local military music organization to enable service bands to provide musical performances throughout group therapy cycles & provide a familiar component as a supplement to patient care in an uniquely veteran-to-veteran capacity. Katherine is currently working to expand this program across multiple Creative Forces locations nationwide. For more information about Creative Forces, visit https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/creative-forces